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About Us

Learn more about the Harvard Library's mission, leadership, programs and initiatives, services, community, news, events and support opportunities.

  • Our Mission

    The Harvard Library advances scholarship and teaching by committing itself to the creation, application, preservation and dissemination of knowledge.

  • Leadership

    Read about the Library’s governing organizations, including the Visiting Committee, Library Board and the Library Faculty Advisory Council.

  • Our Community

    The Library community includes librarians, archivists, technologists and other dedicated professionals who serve Harvard’s faculty, students and researchers with skill and innovation.

  • Programs & Initiatives

    The Harvard Library will achieve its vision through a host of programs and initiatives. It is currently focused on access to Information through partnerships, collection and content development, digital scholarship, information technology, innovation and scholarly communications.

  • News & Events

    The Harvard Library shares news and information about services, collections, events and staff achievements, as well as updates for library staff members.

  • Library Services

    The Harvard Library provides services to libraries University-wide in four areas: Information and Technical Services, Access Services, Preservation and Digital Imaging Services and Library Technology Services.


  • Giving to the Library

    Since 1638, generous support of alumni/ae and friends has been key to building and sustaining Harvard's library collections.