Tools & Services

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Ask a Librarian
If you have a question about the libraries, you can use this service from any where.

Check Harvard Library Bookmark
Install it and the next time you find yourself being asked to purchase access to an online article, click the bookmark.

Scan & Deliver
A free electronic document delivery service for Harvard students, faculty and staff.  You may request and obtain electronically scanned portions of certain items from the library collections that are currently on the shelf.

Borrow Direct
For books not currently available at Harvard, request them through Borrow Direct.  If one of the libraries in this network has the item, you should receive it within 4 days. 

Interlibrary Loan
If the item is not available through Borrow Direct, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request to borrow it from a broader network of libraries.

Harvard Library Research Guides
Created and maintained by librarians throughout the Harvard Library, to provide assistance with finding library materials, searching electronic and print collections, citing sources and more.

Zotero: Getting Started
A research guide for all things related to the Zotero bibliographic/citation management software

Citation & Research Management Tools at Harvard
A research guide that covers many of the bibliographic/citation management software available at Harvard