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University of Pittsburgh

4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral of Learning, the centerpiece of Pitt's campus and the tallest educational building in the Western Hemisphere.

Photo credit: By Notyourbroom (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The University of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as Pitt) is a state-related research university in the Oakland neighborhood Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges, and 28,766 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The university also includes four undergraduate schools at campuses within Western Pennsylvania: Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The 132-acre Pittsburgh campus has multiple buildings of the Schenley Farms Historic District, most notably its 42-story Gothic revival centerpiece, the Cathedral of Learning. Notable alumni include authors Peter Beagle, Michael Chabon, and John Irving.

Library access: The Hillman Library is the main location in the Pitt library system, which boasts more than 6.4 million volumes and special collections. The library is open to the public. Members of the public may browse the open stacks and request a temporary password to access licensed databases. Special borrower cards are available for $100 per year. Alumni can obtain borrower cards for $50 per year, or $25 per year for Pitt Alumni Association Lifetime Members.

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