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EAL News & Events

Library Orientation for International Students

Would you like to know:

  • A librarian who speaks your native language?
  • The difference between the academic libraries in the U.S. and libraries in your home country?
  • The services that the library offers to help your area of study and research at Pitt?

Join us for a Library Orientation Session in your native language!

When and where are the Orientations?

Chinese Sessions
WednesdayAugust 14, 201911 a.m.-NoonHillman Library — Ground Floor, Amy Knapp Room
WednesdayAugust 14, 20193-4 p.m.Hillman Library — Ground Floor, Amy Knapp Room
ThursdayAugust 15, 201911 a.m.-NoonHillman Library — Ground Floor, Amy Knapp Room
FridayAugust 16, 20192-3 p.m.Hillman Library — Ground Floor, Digital Scholarship Commons
Japanese Session
WednesdayAugust 14, 20192-3 p.m.Hillman Library — Ground Floor, Amy Knapp Room
Korean Session
FridayAugust 16, 20192-3 p.m.Hillman Library — Fourth Floor, Room 406

How can I get more information if I have questions?

For Chinese Sessions

For Japanese or Korean Sessions

East Asian Library Travel Grants

The East Asian Library (EAL), University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its 2019 travel grants. These grants are made available through special funding from the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The purpose of the grants is to support scholars who wish to do research at the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh.

The grants will be available up to $500 for each candidate, depending on the need and the location of the individual. Special consideration will be given to those researchers in Pennsylvania and the nearby region whose libraries have no major East Asian collections, and those who have not received such grants previously.

The East Asian Library at Pitt consists of over 490,000 volumes/items in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English. The primary focus of the collections is humanities and social sciences. 

Applications received before May 31, 2019 will receive priority consideration. To apply, please send a letter of application with a brief description of your research topic, a curriculum vitae, the type/subject of materials you need, and an estimated budget to Haihui Zhang, Head of the East Asian Library at