Productive and successful students need sufficient resources, and graduate students can get what they need through the CMU Libraries. The Park Library offers a quiet atmosphere for study, computers and access to printing and scanning, access to journals and books, and librarians trained to help students with research.


The library building is open more than 100 hours per week and includes access to more than 350 computer workstations with printing capability. Wireless access (including printing) is available for laptop users.


The Libraries’ collections offer a vast amount of materials for research and learning, including almost 1,000,000 print books and journals as well as electronic access to more than 30,000 journals and 50,000 electronic books. Copies of items not available at CMU can be obtained (at no cost to the student) from other libraries through the library’s Documents on Demand office (


Most of the library’s resources are available online, meaning you don’t need to be in the library to use the library. Through the CMU Global ID and password, graduate students have round-the-clock access to the library’s electronic resources, including online journals, ebooks, streaming videos, and article databases.


In addition to the collections, the library provides a wide array of services for graduate students. Reference librarians are available to answer questions from students and to assist with research. They can be contacted by email, chat, telephone, or at the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the library. If more specialized assistance is needed, a consultation can be scheduled. In a consultation, a librarian works one-on-one with a graduate student on a particular research assignment, providing help with locating the materials needed and answering any other questions. Many graduate students have found consultations very helpful.  


The library also houses the CMU Writing Center and the Mathematics Assistance Center on the 4th floor as well as the Test Proctoring Center and the Statistical Consulting Center on the 3rd floor.


For more information and library hours visit the library website at

Subject Librarians

The Research Help Desk and the Subject Librarians are Graduate Assistant's best friend. "Ask a Librarian" for help via chat, phone, text, and email at

Get to know your subject librarian for the best research and subject matter assistance.  To find a list of subject librarians and their contact information please visit:

Items not available on site can be obtained from other sources around the world through the Library’s Interlibrary Loan office. This is a free service for graduate assistants. In addition graduate students are given extended library loan privileges for a period of six months.
For more information and library hours visit the library website at

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