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Pitt?s University Library System (ULS) is the 22nd-largest academic library system in North America. It includes 15 libraries and collections and holds more than 6.4 million volumes and specialized collections including the Archive of Scientific Philosophy and the Archives of Industrial Society, as well as major foreign-language materials from around the world totaling 1.4 million volumes.
The oldest item in the ULS collections is a leaf printed from the letters of St. Jerome, ca. 1466. The oldest map, published in Venice in 1556, depicts a St. Lawrence Iroquoian village near present-day Montreal.
ULS publishes a growing number of scholarly e-journals. The system?s D-Scribe repository includes more than 100 digital collections containing photos, manuscripts, book and article texts, maps, government documents, and other materials.