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EPL Library: Services


Each new arrival at EPL is given a personal library tour and instructions on how to access our journals,  databases, and other library resources. Information on publishing, intellectual property, academic integrity, and research  ethics at Carnegie is presented as part of each department’s annual postdoc/visitor orientation. Informal tours and  “refreshers” may be requested by Carnegie personnel at any time by contacting the library staff at

Interlibrary Loan Services

Books and journal articles not available in our library can usually be obtained from other research libraries via interlibrary loan. Typical delivery time ranges from a few days to two weeks, depending on the nature of the material.  In urgent situations, same-day electronic delivery may be possible. Requests should be submitted to M.A. O'Donnell using the online Interlibrary Loan Request Form, the paper forms provided on the chargeout tables, or by e-mail to A maximum of 6 items per week may be requested.

Research Assistance

Need advice on publishing, copyright/permissions, or research impact assessment? Help with a tough literature search? Choosing the right reference management software? Our Toolkit for EPL Authors is a good starting point, but see Shaun Hardy for personalized, in depth research assistance. Customized research impact reports can be requested any time.