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Thomas Blvd. Library

Thomas Blvd. Library is the University of Pittsburgh's off-site shelving facility. In order to provide you with excellent spaces and services at the Pittsburgh Campus libraries, most of our collections are housed a few miles off-campus at our library facility in Point Breeze. 

About Us

We first opened in November 2002 with a new addition completed in October 2018.

Thomas Blvd. Library has a combined footprint of 40,600 sq ft and at full capacity can hold 6 million volumes, 20,960 shelves, 30 Ranges.

We use the Harvard model of high density storage with shelving reaching heights of 30 ft. We currently have almost 3 million volumes housed here, comprised of books, journals, maps, newspapers, LP’s, VHS, films, laserdiscs, audio cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s, Gov’t Docs, microform, and Special Collections and archival materials.

We keep a controlled environment ideal for the preservation of our materials with a temperature between 60-65°F and relative humidity of 40-45%. We have a water suppression system in the ceiling and the stacks themselves, as well as supplemental fire hoses.

We're adding new items every day!

We are proud to use CaiaSoft storage management software!

Contact Us

Charlotte Johnson
Thomas Blvd. Library
7500 Thomas Boulevard
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Need an item from our stacks? See Getting Materials from Thomas Blvd Library for more information.