Answered By: Brandon Habron
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015     Views: 35

If you need reference assistance during times when the library is closed you can use Ask Here PA. This service provides you reference help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ask Here PA can provide you with an answer to most reference questions within 15 minutes.  In the case of more in-depth research, Ask Here PA will give tools to get you started, and offer you a referral to a Gumberg librarian during normal library hours 8AM-6PM.

Reference librarians have also designed Research Guides for many majors and courses of study that can help when a librarian isn't available. 

Questions regarding fines, renewals, and Gumberg Library specific questions cannot be answered through Ask Here PA.  You can call the Circulation Desk at 412-396-INFO(4636) and leave a voicemail.  Staff will contact you when the library opens.

If you need help renewing a book see: How can I renew a book?

If you need help putting a book on hold for you see: Can I place a hold on a book?

If you need help finding journal articles see: How do I find journal articles?

More Ways To Ask-A-Librarian

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The Reference Desk is located near the main entrance. 
Reference Desk Hours:

Mon-Thurs, 8 am - 9 pm;
Fri, 8 am - 6 pm;
Sat, 10 am - 3 pm
  • a small icon Call us

    Call 412.396.6133 during hours the Reference Desk is staffed.
  • a small icon Text us

    Text 412.265.3599 during hours the Reference Desk is staffed.
  • a small icon Email us

    Email your question to A reference librarian will respond within 36 hours.
  • a small icon Ask Here PA

    Chat with a reference librarian 24/7. You may receive assistance from either a Gumberg librarian or a reference librarian from a cooperating institution.
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