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Please note that the Harvard Depository will be closing early—at 3:30 pm—on Thursday, July 3, with the facility remaining closed throughout the Fourth of July weekend. A sizable backlog of HD retrieval... Read more

June 10, 2014— Harvard Direct, a new service that delivers Harvard-owned materials to one of 15 libraries selected by the patron, transitioned on June 5 from from a successful beta... Read more

May 2, 2014—Harvard alumni have repeatedly requested that access to the Library’s electronic resources be extended to them after they graduate. Several Harvard schools license subject-based packages for the use of their own alumni population, and... Read more

January 21, 2014—The Harvard Library recently enhanced scholars’ access to articles and book chapters held by other research libraries and to materials deposited with HathiTrust, an online repository of... Read more

January 14, 2014— A new procedure, called Secure Exit, will help ease departure lines and improve security at Widener and Lamont libraries.

Secure Exit allows security guards to scan items—instead of manually reviewing them—to ensure that... Read more

A message from Matthew Sheehy, head of Access Services:


This week we will launch the first phase of the intra-library delivery service we have branded “Harvard Direct.” Patrons will be able to request books from Countway, Law and... Read more

November 19, 2013—At the September 18 Library All-Staff Meetings, the issue of possible understaffing in Access Services was raised. Below is a... Read more

Dear Colleagues,

Access Services would like to introduce Harvard Direct, a new service that will provide easier access to books through an intra-library delivery service and paging.

Patrons will see a “Request Item” link in Hollis for... Read more

October 15, 2013--HOLLIS now supports the display of thumbnails for content designated as "key content" by staff. One designated thumbnail displays in the search results,... Read more