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National Library Week at Gumberg Library

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Honorary Chair - Molly Shannon

Libraries are places where communities connect... But most importantly, libraries connect us to each other. - Molly Shannon

National Library Week Events:

National Library Week is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions, and promote library use. During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities' demands and adapt resources and services to meet their users' needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning. 

The theme for National Library Week 2022 is "Connect With Your Library." 

Connect with Gumberg Library by joining our social media channels!

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @GumbergLibrary

Weeklong (April 4 - 8)

Join the Events

Weeklong (Monday - Friday)

All Week

Popular Reading Room

Celebrating the Spiritans 150th Anniversary Exhibition

Connect to Duquesne’s Spiritan heritage with a visit to our exhibit of photos of past and current Spiritans from the U.S. Province and artifacts from the U.S. Province.

All Week

Union Atrium

BOGO Scholastic Book Fair

Don’t miss our BOGO Scholastic book sale in the Union outside Starbucks. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10-6 and Friday 10-4

The BOGO discount is with the donation of a book or a monetary donation for us to purchase books. We are happy to accept gently used children’s books – board books through young adult.

We are looking forward to getting back out into the local community to get books into kids’ hands!

All Week

Gumberg Goodie Bags

Stop by and pick up your treats while they last!

All Week

Gumberg Online Trivia Contest

Test your knowledge of Gumberg Library in our online trivia contest. Anyone can enter, but only students can win! Score 100% and you will be entered into our drawing for a snack basket. The contest deadline is April 8. 

All Week

Spotlight on Graduate Student Research

Check out our Spotlight on Graduate Student Research to view the 2022 Gumberg Library Graduate Research Award winning posters, and most frequently downloaded graduate research from our Duquesne Scholarship Collection.

ICYMI, Gumberg makes graduate student research, including theses, dissertations, capstones, and proceedings from the Graduate Research Symposium freely available.  Join readers worldwide in discovering our students' scholarship in the DSC! 

All Week

Tell us what you love about your library 

What connects you to Gumberg Library? Do you enjoy our exciting exhibits and programs? Do you depend on us for the latest research in your field, or for a quiet place to study? We’ll be sharing some thoughts from students on social, but we’d also love to hear from you. Add your comments on the whiteboard near the entrance, or email us at  

Daily Events

Wednesday April 6


Popular Reading Room

Gumberg Library Endowed Student Award Reception

We are proud to announce that Johhna Estep is the winner of the 2022 Gumberg Library Student Endowed Scholarship. A Health Sciences/OT major, she has worked in the library’s Access Services department since 2021. This award was founded by Gumberg Library employees to recognize the contributions of student workers in carrying out the library’s mission.

Thursday April 7

Popular Reading Room             

Make a Plan to Vote!

Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh will be on hand for a voter registration drive. Check out our elections web page and stop by to get your questions answered or to register to vote.  We can help with both online and paper voter registration.

Thursday April 7


Graduate Study Room

Graduate Student Reception

Join us as we celebrate the contributions, impact, and value our graduate and professional students bring to our community. There will be plenty of food and drink, as well as grab-n-go snacks. Any graduate & professional student who stops by the Graduate Study Room --206 Gumberg Library-- can register to win a "movie night" gift basket.


April 8


Gumberg Patio

Graduate and Professional Student Council T-Shirt Giveaway

Graduate and Professional Student Council students will give away free T-Shirts and other goodies. Quantities are limited, so stop by early!


Gumberg Library thanks Miami Dade College for sharing their National Library Week design with us.