We are building an infrastructure and a community that will bring ideas to light and people together—making innovation an integral property of the Harvard Library.
The goal of the Harvard Library Innovation Initiative is to continuously improve the products and services for students, faculty and researchers who rely on and benefit from the Harvard Library. Learn more about our experimental projects and new initiatives.
Need some relaxation but can't get an appointment with Cooper the Therapy Dog? Come to the Ernst Mayr Library, borrow a hissing cockroach container, put it on one of the comfortable desks in the Library or your office, and watch the action (there won't be much) while you read or study. Offerings of bits of banana or other soft fruits are gratefully accepted, and will probably be rewarded by a view of gourmet dining cockroach-style. Don't they look pretty when they have just molted? Learn more!
At the Fine Arts Library, course reserves are on display for self-service and student browsing. Books are organized by faculty name and course number, for easy perusal and re-shelving. A uniquely tactile view into course offerings.
Announcements + Bibliography
At the Graduate School of Design, they are associating in person appearances with related library materials. Included in emails announcing authors or architect events are links to related Hollis records.