Current Library Services

Scan & Deliver 

We're scanning materials from Widener, Lamont, Countway, and the Harvard Depository. Submit your request via HOLLIS and we’ll let you know when it’s available. Current turnaround time is approximately four days.

Front Door Pickup 

  • We have restarted access to our physical collections with Front Door Pickup at Lamont Library (Mass. Ave. Entrance).
  • You may request materials from Cabot Science Library, Fine Arts Library, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard-Yenching Library, Tozzer Library, Frances Loeb Library (GSD), Edna Kuhn Loeb Library(Music), Widener Library, Lamont Library, and the Harvard Depository. 

Pro tip: Items from all of our libraries in all subjects are housed at the Harvard Depository. Request what you need in HOLLIS — we’ll do our best to get it to you.

Return Books 

Please note that most due dates for borrowed items have been extended, so there is no need to make a visit to campus solely to return your materials

Books can be returned to Widener Library using the Massachusetts Avenue entrance

  • You will not be able to enter any library spaces beyond the dropoff point.
  • If you cannot return your books in person, please email us at

Just ask!

Find answers to commonly asked questions and ask your own. Library staff members are also available via chat.

Remote Media Help 

Get remote help with video, podcasting, AR/VR, visualization, or other media.

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