A Few Things to Keep in Mind if You are Planning a Visit to Falk Library

In accordance with University policy and Scaife Hall operating hours, Falk Library is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Getting to the library:

Prior to coming to campus, please complete the University’s Daily COVID-19 Health Check.

Entry to the library is via Scaife Hall’s fourth floor main entrance. Tap your valid Pitt ID at the guard station’s card reader and proceed to the health screening stations for a temperature check, symptom review, and a fresh face mask.

The Scaife Hall elevators are limited to four people at a time. Please consider taking the staircase down to the library’s second floor location.

Once at the library:

Masks are required for entry to the library and at all times while you are in the library If needed, a fresh mask is available at the Main Desk…just ask!

A print station is located in the library’s front lobby for convenient printing. Please be sure to clean high-touch areas before and after each use with the cleaning materials that are provided. Pitt print stations are also available in the study areas on the first and second floors.

A drop-off table for returning library materials is located at the Main Desk. If you have already requested a book, it will be placed in a brown paper bag and stored at the Main Desk for easy pickup.

Looking for a place to study or work? Show your Pitt ID, and sign in at the Main Desk. The library’s main floor has 35 study seats available, and the upper floor has seating for 55 people. Study tables with Windows and Mac technology, specialized software, and adaptive technology are available.

Please do not move tables or chairs, as furniture layout has been designed for safety, functionality, and appropriate physical distancing.

Scaife Hall West Wing construction continues to progress, leading to completely renovated, cutting-edge library facilities with more study space and group study rooms. The not-so-good news is that construction can sometimes be loud. To make your library experience more pleasant, earplugs are available at the Main Desk.

~Fran Yarger, Associate Director for Digital Library Services