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HSLS Introduces a New Leisure Reading Collection

Now that the cold weather is keeping everyone inside, it’s a good time to take a break and lose yourself in a good book. Come explore the new LeisureReading@HSLS Collection in Falk Library. The LeisureReading@HSLS Collection is a revolving collection of newly-published, general fiction and non-fiction books, as well as a selection of popular magazines. The collection is located on the main floor of Falk Library in the comfortable seating area just before and to the left of the History of Medicine Department.

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Use PITTCat or the Pitt Resources Quick Search box to locate books in the collection.

A number of the books in the LeisureReading@HSLS Collection have recently appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list and include:



You can borrow multiple books at any one time for a three-week period. If a book you want to read is checked out to another person, you can place a hold on the book and you’ll be notified when it is returned.

The books are currently being selected by HSLS staff, but you can recommend a new or forthcoming book by sending your suggestion via Ask a Librarian.

Popular magazines in the LeisureReading@HSLS Collection include:

Magazines are for in-library use only and do not circulate.

The LeisureReading@HSLS Collection is a pilot project to see if a leisure reading collection is attractive to our users. For more information, contact the Falk Library Main Desk at 412-648-8866 or send an e-mail to Ask a Librarian.

~ Jill Foust

Posted in the February 2014 Issue