The Library building is currently closed to all researchers but we are open online. For more information about our services and ways to get in touch, please visit the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian page. We’ve also posted a guide to help you locate resources online during the closure. Research questions can be submitted via the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian webform.
The majority of staff continue to work remotely, but a few staff members are on-site to work with collections and to provide limited digitization services. Requests submitted by Harvard students and faculty will have first priority. Other researcher requests will be responded to as staff capacity allows. Please note that response times may be affected as we assist Harvard students and faculty with their remote learning and research needs. We appreciate your patience.
Please note: Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, scanning services may be suspended if staff are not able to be onsite.
Please complete the form below to request scans for personal research use. These scans may be used to support private study, research, or classroom teaching, and will not be shared, put on deposit at another repository, or otherwise be made accessible.