COVID-19 Response

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Please Note: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Barco Library is OPEN during regular library hours for Pitt Law faculty and students only.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not open to Pitt users outside of Pitt Law; and we are not open to the public. If you have questions, please contact the reference desk at 412-648-1325 or

Use of Alcohol by Students

The following guidelines in regard to alcohol are to be observed for all University-sponsored functions. Employees, students, and agents of the University must fully comply with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding the possession and consumption of alcohol. Pennsylvania law prohibits: furnishing or providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 or to anyone visibly intoxicated; anyone under the age of 21 from possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages under any circumstances; and anyone under the age of 21 from being on licensed premises where alcohol is served, unless under proper supervision.

At each student organization function, the "Host" will be considered to be the most senior official present from the organization sponsoring a function. The Host of a function is responsible for ensuring that Pennsylvania law relating to alcoholic beverages be strictly observed. The Host of a function shall be responsible for compliance with these guidelines.