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COVID-19 Update:

  • Harvard University has moved much of our learning and work to remote status for the first three weeks of January, with plans to resume in-person services for the Spring 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 past 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:

The following webinar about Zotero appears in the Academic Videos, Citing and Referencing 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.