Library Guide LogoWelcome to Harvard Library! This guide will help support your use of library resources and services.

COVID-19 Update:

  • Harvard Library spaces will began reopening this Fall 2021 semester. See this news article for more details. Currently, for Harvard Extension School, only degree candidates and premedical program participants are eligible to visit campus. Find more details in the ID Cards and Campus Access section of the HES COVID-19 Updates page, and email idcards@extension.harvard.edu with any questions.
  • We no longer have the increased access to digitized books through HathiTrust (a temporary pandemic arrangement) after library buildings reopened this Fall. 
  • Scan and Deliver, which offers an electronic scan of book chapters (two per book not exceeding 20% of the work) or journal articles (two per issue) is available to all students.

News and Updates

Career and Academic Resource Center (CARC) Webinars

Recent recordings of webinars about Harvard Library are listed in the Academic Videos, Miscellaneous: Study Skills, Libraries, Resources, and More section:

A webinar on Zotero appears in the Academic Videos, Citing and Referencing section:

A webinar on writing a literature review appears in the Academic Videos, Writing Skills Building section:

Need More Help?

  • The Get Research Help webpage offers various resources, including finding subject specialists, which is a good idea for degree-candidates working towards a thesis. 
  • The Ask a Librarian webpage offers an online chat service, an email form if you are unsure about who to ask for subject-expertise help, and a form to request a research appointment.
  • Email Mary Frances Angelini, Research Librarian for the Extension School angelini@fas.harvard.edu, or Jonathan Paulo, Online Learning and Reference Librarian jonathan_paulo@harvard.edu.