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The University Store on Fifth, owned and operated by the University of Pittsburgh, is a unique store which provides a wide variety of merchandise and services, catering to the University of Pittsburgh community, as well as residents of and visitors to Oakland and the greater Pittsburgh area.

Guests who visit the University Store can browse a curated selection of reading books, including national bestsellers, local and University of Pittsburgh-authored titles, an assortment of children’s books, graphic novels, as well as popular and scholarly genres.

Our knowledgeable staff and student workers are ready to help all of our guests find the appropriate technology and accessories, select the perfect gift for a friend or colleague, purchase spirit wear and apparel for the Pitt enthusiast, or obtain the appropriate graduation or medical school attire.


Our mission is to ensure that students, faculty, and staff have the tools necessary to successfully navigate their Pitt experience, celebrate Pitt, support the University lifestyle, and manage day to day necessities.


The University Store has an experienced team available to assist University Departments and the Pittsburgh community with their on- or off-site events. This service includes providing relevant books or merchandise for sale, supplying staff, and helping to locate the perfect venue. We will organize and provide materials, refreshments, and space for book signings and launches, book clubs, reading groups, children’s activities, and more.

Inside the Store

The University Store houses one of several Information Technology help desks, where Student Technical Consultants are available to provide technical support to students living on campus and off campus. Service is provided by appointment or walk-in. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357].

University students, faculty, and staff can stop by The Center for Creativity (C4C) and nurture their creative spirit through writing, painting, playing music, or any number of creative outlets, employing a variety of media: clay, yarn, paper, you name it! The Center for Creativity is a place where members of the Pitt community can go to think through questions or problems by engaging hands and minds in making things.

Next to the C4C is the Textbook Department, which carries the required and recommended course materials for all of the classes offered at the University of Pittsburgh main campus in a given term. Textbooks are accessible in formats ranging from new, used, in-store rental, and eText when available. In addition to our in-store service, students can opt to use our online textbook comparison tool to compare textbook prices with a variety of other major vendors. Course materials ordered through the University Store can be shipped, delivered to on-campus residence halls, or made available for pick-up in the store.
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