1.Research Services

Get to know the Research Services team at Andover-Harvard— Gloria, Rebecca, and Renata. 

We can help you locate information, develop a research strategy, find sources on any topic, and work on any research-related question, problem, or skill.  

No problem is too small.  We are here for you!  

Contact us at ask@hds.harvard.libanswers.com or research@hds.harvard.edu or 617.496.AHTL

2. Course Reserve Readings

Course reserve readings are listed on the course website as "Library Reserves." Online readings are linked. If there is no link, bring the call number to the circulation desk on the first floor to borrow a copy. library reserves on canvas



HOLLIS is Harvard’s library catalog.  It brings together information about library resources owned or licensed by Harvard. Sign in with your Harvard Key to see licensed digital content, delivery options, and to access your account.


4. Other Sources

Our most important religion databases don't share information with HOLLIS.   Use Other Sources to complement your HOLLIS results.

Other Sources searches prominent religion databases covering thousands of scholarly publications -- Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, Bibliography of Asian Studies, Christian Periodical Index, Index to Jewish Periodicals, Index Islamicus, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, and Philosopher's Index.

5. More Search Engines/Article Databases

Additional specialized databases can be accessed from the library’s website. We curate a list of  key databases that align with the HDS curriculum.  These selections are a subset of all Harvard Library databases.

6. Lean Library

When you find an article that costs money, use  Lean Library  to access the Harvard Library subscription.  


7. Find a Space

Looking for comfortable furniture to study on? A room where you can meet with a group? A private desk in an open space? Or maybe just a printer near your next class?   Use  Find a Space to find the perfect library space for your needs


You can filter by features like noise level, furniture type, or locker availability.

8. BorrowDirect

 Borrow Direct is often the fastest way to borrow something not available at Harvard.  



9. Citation Tools

Tools like Zotero organize book and article references in one or more virtual folders.  From these references, you’re able to produce instant notes and bibliographies in a citation style of your choice.  Most library databases, including HOLLIS, will format results as citations.

For information about Harvard-supported citation tools and trainings, see Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard.

10. Chargers, flash drives, and other useful things

We have standing desks, flash drives, iPhone, iPad and Android chargers, Apple laptop adapters, and earphones. You may borrow any device for up to 3 hours. Inquire at the circulation desk.