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Pittsburgh Libraries

The Hillman Library and the Frick Fine Arts Library hold a strong collection of texts, periodicals, reference works in, e.g., art history, political history, and the European literatures of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Other libraries in the area with particular strengths are the Carnegie Public Library (music) and the libraries of Carnegie Mellon University (history of printing), Duquesne University (theology), and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Reformation history).

Newberry Library (Chicago)

Funds are available through the University of Pittsburgh’s membership in the Newberry Library Consortium for faculty and students to attend events at the Newberry and/or do research there. The Newberry has excellent resources in the early history of the book, including manuscripts and incunabula as well as a first-rate collection of secondary materials in areas of interest to medieval and Renaissance scholars. Pitt participates regularly in Newberry programs and has co-sponsored the History of the Book series. We encourage faculty and graduate students to make the most of our Consortium membership. If you are interested in going to the Newberry, please contact Jen Waldron, English Department ( for information and see the Newberry website for information on setting up a visit:

Graduate students are eligible for several research grants from the Newberry including the Annette Kade Fellowship in French or German Studies in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, and the Newberry Library-Ecole des Chartes Exchange Fellowship. For more information, see the Newberry fellowship home page:

Folger Institute (Washington, D.C.)

The Newberry Library Consortium has reciprocal privileges with the Folger Institute Consortium. Please see the Newberry Web site for further details: