What's New

Maruzen e-Book LibraryNew contents include: Over 800 titles of Iwanami publications in 岩波文庫 and 岩波新書 ; 広辞苑第7版満洲グラフ Manshu Graph (1933-1944), 東京大学明治新聞雑誌文庫所蔵雑誌目次総覧(150巻).

COVID-19 Open Access Resources An evolving list of free content being provided by publishers and vendors during the COVID-19 crisis

Remote Access Contents for Japanese resources

Kigoshi Osamu Collection Rich in contemporary culture, donated in 2019

Harvard Alumni now can access to JapanKnowledge

Japan Search National platform to discover over 21 million items with 3.1 million contents publicly accessible. Created by National Diet Library of Japan.

Cultural Japan  Launched in August 2020, a discovery site for over 1 million Japanese items

Newly digitized!

Harvard-Yenching Library Japanese Digital Collection- Rare Books (ongoing project)

偐紫田舍源氏: Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji (1829-1842) 

Manchukuo related postcards of Harvard-Yenching Library (some 2400 cards are now digitized)

And they are also found here: Linked Archive of Asian Postcards

New E-Contents


Manchuria Daily News (1912-1941)

Japan Advertiser (1913-1940) included in Japan Times Archive

Japan Year Book (1933-1952)

New Titles at JapanKnowledge 

JKBooks文藝春秋アーカイブズ  (1923-1950)

JKBooks 鎌倉遺文1,2





Harvard Resources

HOLLIS ID A discovery tool that allows you to search Books and Articles, images together, and more.

HOLLIS Help Search tips for getting started, recommendations for those coming from Classic, and general system documentation for how HOLLIS works. 

HOLLIS Images The Harvard Library's dedicated image catalog, which includes content from archives, museums, libraries, and other collections throughout Harvard University.

HOLLIS for Archival Discovery Finding aids for archival and manuscript collections.

A Directory to Photographs at Harvard

Harvard Art Museum Collections

A Selection of Web-Accessible Collections Including Yenching's Hedda Morrison photo collection.

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) A central, open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty and the broader research community at Harvard.

Office for Scholarly Communication

Office for Scholarly Communication: General PrincipleFAQ: Harvard Library Policy on Access to Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain

metaLAB (at) Harvard

Harvard libraries

Harvard Digital Collection  provides free, public access to more than 6 million objects digitized from our collections - from ancient art to modern manuscripts and audio visual materials.

Harvard Library A gateway to library services including Inter Library Loan and Borrow Direct, Hours, Directory, Admittance.

Mobile Web Application

Harvard Library Special Collections Request Account Log in

Imaging Services Offers reproduction services of Harvard materials.

Harvard-Yenching Library     Library admittance policy   Travel support program

Japanese Collection

HYL Facebook page

Harvard Law School Library

Digitized Scrolls from Japanese Manuscript collection 1158-1590

Joseph Berry Keanan Digital Collection Comprised of manuscript materials and photographs of the US prosecutor of the Japanese War Crimes Trial.

The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory

Fine Arts Library

Etz-Trudell collection of hand-colored lantern slides of Japan

East Asian Art Resource guide by Nanni Deng

Film Research at Harvard 

How to use Harvard Library as an Alum

Scholarly Forums

H-Japan Online discussion network for scholars on Japan


Learning Technology

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