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Archives at CLP-Main: Use Our Collections

This guide provides an overview of collections held in the Archives at CLP-Main.

Finding Aids

Accessing Collections

The Archives are available to the public for research. Whether you are curious about what we have or working on a project, you are welcome in the Archives. An appointment is required so we can prepare materials for viewing. 

Archival appointments are available Tuesday evenings and some weekends. Please see our Access and Use Policy and read over the Acknowledge Form to prepare for your visit. Click on the "Schedule Appointment" button below to request an appointment. The Archivist will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Make an Appointment!


If you are searching for microfilm, Pittsburgh Photograph Library, local history texts or genealogy resources, please contact the Family & Local History department at 412.622.3154 or email You can also make an appointment with the following link:

If you are searching for Music Special Collections, please call the Music Department at 412.622.3114 or email

Issues of magazines and journals may be in our Reference Collection and discoverable in our catalog to request in-person.