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Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 40° 26.232 W 079° 59.472
17T E 585559 N 4476772
Quick Description: Main library of Duquesne University, near downtown Pittsburgh
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 8:16:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
Duquesne University is a private catholic upper education institution. Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.

[source: wikipedia entry for Gumberg Library]
The Duquesne University library system began in 1878, when what was then known as the "Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost" was founded. The collection moved along with the university to the Bluff, and was for a long time housed in the Old Main administration building. In 1939, an anonymous contribution permitted work to begin on a new library building, in order to house the university's growing collection: that structure was given to the School of Law upon the completion of the current library. The Gumburg Library building was originally constructed as a printing plant, and saw use as a garage before it was redesigned for its new purpose and opened for service as the Duquesne University Library in 1978. On 3 February 1995, it was rededicated as the "Gumberg Library at Duquesne University," a tribute to the financial support of alumnus Stanley R. Gumberg (Class of 1950) and his wife, Marcia M. Gumberg.


Classification of Library: Academic Library (Student, Alumni or Faculty)

Internet access available: Yes - Library Terminal: Register with Library Clerk to use

Hours of Operation:
Monday -- Thursday 8:00 AM -- Midnight Friday 8:00 AM -- 10:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM -- 10:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM -- Midnight


Approximate date of opening.: 01/01/1978

Library Website: [Web Link]

Additional Internet Connection Options: Not listed

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