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Relocation of WPIC Library Collection Now Complete

Although the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic (WPIC) Library is no longer a physical location, its collections remain available to faculty, staff, and students. Books and journals are housed either in Falk Library of the Health Sciences or in the Health Sciences Library System’s (HSLS) storage facility.

Locations of WPIC materials in Falk Library:

• The reference collection is located on the main floor next to the Falk Library reference collection, with the same WPIC call numbers.
• The circulating collection is on the main floor in the left rear corner, with the same WPIC call numbers. In PITTCat for the Health Sciences, the location reads: “Falk Library – Psychiatry Collection – 200 Scaife Hall.”
• Many WPIC journals published after 1990 have been integrated into the Falk Library journal collection. In PITTCat, the location reads: “Falk Library – Periodicals – 200 Scaife Hall.”

Materials in storage can be requested via Document Delivery. In PITTCat, the location reads: “HSLS Storage – Request via HSLS Service Requests.”

Many unique materials produced by WPIC faculty and staff have historical value and were temporarily moved to Falk Library storage, where they will be processed and then made available to the public.

For further assistance on locating materials from the former WPIC Library, please contact the Falk Library reference desk at 412-648-8796 or Ask A Librarian.

~ Leslie Czechowski

Posted in the June 2009 Issue