Falk Library Renovations Unveiling on May 1

Our newly renovated West Wing library space is slated to open on May 1! Here are the highlights of what you can look forward to: 

A new entrance on Lothrop Street. We are more conveniently accessible to the health sciences community because the library’s new main entrance is located right inside the West Wing’s entrance on Lothrop Street.

All visitors to the library will be greeted by the new Main Desk as they enter. This new Main Desk will be your one-stop shop for asking questions, borrowing materials, and checking in for group study rooms. Equipment previously kept at the Technology Help Desk—such as phone chargers, headphones, and laptops—will now be available at the Main Desk, so we can meet all your library needs in one central place. 

You heard right – group study rooms are back! This popular service has been unavailable during construction, but now four large rooms are available, each with a capacity of up to 10 people. You must reserve space and check in with your Pitt ID to receive access to the room. Online booking is available, or you can book a room at the Main Desk once you arrive at the library.  

Study in comfort with brand new furniture and study areas. Some areas are equipped with desktop technology, while others provide table space for your laptops or books. There are two levels of new study areas in the library. 

Take a class in the brand-new classroom! Now with larger capacity and new technology, this classroom will enable us to offer in-person and hybrid classes in a setting that works best for you. The room may also be used for more study space when classes are not in session. 

Renovations do not stop here, so some construction noise may continue. While we are happy to unveil this new library space, other areas of the library will be under construction to bring more exciting updates in the future. We recognize that this can be an inconvenience, so we will continue to provide earplugs to help reduce noise disruption and encourage any Falk Library visitor to report issues they may encounter. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our new West Wing on May 1!