Harvard affiliates can place book and periodical requests directly through HOLLIS. When the materials arrive to the Schlesinger Library and are checked in, you will receive an email notification that the material is ready for your use at the Library. We hold materials for three weeks.
Follow these steps to make your requests. If you encounter any issues requesting a book, periodical, or other published materials, please contact us for assistance using our Ask a Schlesinger Librarian form.
Step 1: Use the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian form to schedule an appointment in the Reading Room. Once your appointment is confirmed by us, the next step is to request the materials through HOLLIS.
Step 2: Sign into your Harvard key account by clicking the Sign In link at the top of the HOLLIS page.
Step 3: In the catalog record for the item you want to request, go to the Get It section toward the bottom of the record. Look for the Request Pickup link and select that option.
Step 4: In the pop-up window, select Schlesinger Library as the pickup location, and then click Submit Request.