The Fine and Rare Books Room located on the fourth floor of Hunt Library is now open to the public at the following hours: Monday - Friday, 4 - 6 p.m., through May 4, 2018.Â
Two Open Access textbooks on KiltHub, the CMU repository and research collaboration platform, have recently received recognition:
The Art of the Remix Exhibit
Carnegie Mellon University Acquires William H. Putch Archives
A collection of materials from Carnegie Mellon University alumnus William H. Putch documenting his career as the artistic director of the Totem Pole Playhouse has been gifted to the Carnegie Mellon University Archives by his daughter, Pamela Putch, and son, John Putch.
Later this semester, University Libraries will launch a new integrated library system that will include a new library catalog. The new catalog will improve how users browse, search, and discover materials on library.cmu.edu.
The Libraries implemented its current online catalog in 1995. In that time, standards in web design have changed, technology has advanced, and the needs of users have evolved. It is against this background that the online system has become quite outdated.
Crucial World War II encryption devices have found a home at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries thanks to the generosity of author Pamela McCorduck, wife of the late Computer Science Department Head Joseph Traub.
How much of our gender shows in the way we act, dress, move, speak? How much comes from othersâ€™ perceptions? How many of our life choices are constrained by sexism and racism? As I read Jackie Kayâ€™s novel "Trumpet," these questions swirled in my head.
Join Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Â February 26 â€“ March 2, 2018 as we celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.
Button making stations, where you are invited to make your own custom button using fair use materials, will be held on the following days:
Kim Sestili manages the books for University Libraries.
A business administrator, Sestili is responsible for a more than $7 million per year budget for purchasing library materials to support students, faculty and the university's academic and research missions.
"We order various types of materials, and we're always adding new programs, so I have to find the money in the budget to support them," Sestili said. "I work with the librarians on their budgets, run reports and pay the bills."
The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries currently offers trial online access to the following databases. These trials are available on a temporary basis only. University Libraries will make a decision about subscribing to these electronic resources based on interest, cost, and usability.
To view permanent additions and changes to databases available at the University Libraries, see our A-Z Databases page.