Learn more about the Harvard Library's mission, programs and initiatives, services, community, news, events and support opportunities.
The Harvard Library advances scholarship and teaching by committing itself to the creation, application, preservation and dissemination of knowledge.
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.
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.