Tools & Services

Ask a Librarian
If you have a question about the libraries, you can use this service from any where.

Sign in and start searching for books, articles, and other materials in the Harvard Library collection.

Scan & Deliver
A free electronic document delivery service for Harvard students, faculty and staff.  You may request and obtain electronically scanned portions of certain items from the library collections that are currently on the shelf.

Borrow Direct
For books not currently available at Harvard, request them through Borrow Direct.  If one of the libraries in this network has the item, you should receive it within 4 days. 

Interlibrary Loan
If the item is not available through Borrow Direct, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request to borrow it from a broader network of libraries.

Citation Tools
Learn about tools to help you collect and organize your sources and create bibliographies quickly. 

Zotero: Getting Started
A research guide for all things related to the Zotero bibliographic/citation management software.

Harvard Library Research Guides
Created and maintained by librarians throughout the Harvard Library, to provide assistance with finding library materials, searching electronic and print collections, citing sources and more.

Harvard Depository
An off-site storage location used by the Harvard Library. Check out this tour of an Aisle at the Harvard Depository: