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Library Services

Harvard Library

Access and Borrowing

Front steps of Widener Library, angle shot of pillars

For the Spring Semester 2022, services offered by the Harvard Library Access and Borrowing Office (previously the Privileges Office) will be by appointment only. 

If you are a visiting researcher seeking to obtain library access and/or borrowing privileges, you will need to bring the following to your appointment:

  1. An original and current government issued photo ID
  2. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (either the card itself or a photo of the card).  

Masks are required for all visitors inside library spaces.

For further information, please read the Harvard Library Vaccination Requirement Policy.


If you have any questions, please email us at