The purpose of this guide is to direct you to useful library research resources and services.  If you have questions about this guide or about doing research in the Harvard libraries, we will be happy to hear from you.

Helpful Services & Tools

  • Ask Us - submit a question, start a chat session or browse a growing knowledge base of FAQs about the Harvard Library.
  • HOLLIS - sign in and start searching the Harvard Library collection.
  • Harvard Library Research Guides - browse these handy guides to subjects, tools, and services compiled by Harvard LIbrarians.
  • Check Harvard Library Bookmark - download and click on it to bypass the paywall for online materials.
  • Lean Library - install this  browser extension to connect to Harvard Library subscriptions from anywhere on the web.
  • Scan and Deliver - request scans of Harvard Library materials through this free electronic document delivery service for Harvard affiliates.

Selected Harvard Libraries and Collections

This is a selective list of libraries at Harvard with relevant collections.

  • Widener Library, the largest research library at Harvard with collections focused on humanities and social sciences;
  • Harvard Law School Library, with superb collections in U.S. and international law;
  • Harvard Kennedy School Library, with collections supporting study at the John F. Kennedy School of Government;
  • Lamont Library, the general undergraduate library, which also houses the Government Documents and Microforms collections.

To locate additional information please see the Harvard Library website.