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Hutchins Center Fellows Research Guide

Fall 2021 edition

The Library Landscape at Harvard

Welcome to the Hutchins Center, to Harvard University, and to the Harvard Libraries -- from wherever you are living and working in these extraordinary times.  

If you are in residence this year, we'll be happy to meet up in person in Widener Library. If you're remote, we can meet you on Zoom. 

Either way, you'll have extraordinary access to our collections and archives. Moreover, at your fingertips will be what's arguably the Harvard Library's most important asset: its people. A vast and varied community of librarians, with language, subject, and technological expertise, are ready to work with you at any and every stage of your fellowship experience.

This guide is an effort to smoothe the way for you as your Fellowship begins and help you make the most of your experience here at Harvard.

Have a look at it ahead of our Zoom orientation on September 9, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.,  and bring your questions with you!  

In the meantime, if you're interested, we offer you three other ways to  "situate" yourself at Harvard:

Learn more about the history of our flagship research library

Walk through our space via this 3D rendering

  • Widener Library In-Person Thursday tours

These will resume in late September, at 2 p.m. 

We wish you good health and a productive Fellowship experience and we invite you to be in touch! 



Sue Gilroy, Research Librarian
Harvard College Library



Emily Bell, Research Librarian
Harvard College Library