Hillman Library of the University of Pittsburgh has developed a Russian, East European and Eurasian collection of over 425,000 volumes, of which 285,000 are in the languages of the area, plus hundreds of newspapers and periodicals from or about the region. Many of the latter are in electronic format, on external databases, or on CD-ROM. The East European collection includes nearly 70,000 holdings in Polish literature, history, politics, and culture as well as rare books, newspapers, and musical scores that were formerly housed at Alliance College. There is also a special collection of Slovak monographs and serials. The REEES collection is managed by a Slavic bibliographer, a professional cataloguer, and several part-time specialists. The Slavic bibliographer arranges orientation sessions for classes and individuals.
A collection of over 7,000 Russian, East European and Eurasian films, which is under continuous development, is housed in the University's Media Resource Center. Other materials relating to the region are found in the fine arts library, the libraries of the law and business schools, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs/Economics library. An extensive exchange of materials with Russian, East European & Eurasian institutions provides material unavailable through other sources.