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October 20, 2014--Visitors to Lamont and Cabot, two of Harvard’s busiest libraries, now have the option to use new self-checkout machines to borrow library materials. The self-serve option is designed to ease wait times for patrons, as well as to... Read more

October 21, 2014—It is Open Access Week 2014 and Harvard is celebrating! OA Week is an international event highlighting open access to research and promoting open access as the new default for peer-reviewed scholarship and research. The Office... Read more

October 21, 2014—A recent Harvard Library Strategic Conversation explored why the prices of journals are so high, why they grow faster than inflation, why they vary widely from publisher to publisher, why different universities pay different... Read more

World War I lasted four years, three months, two weeks, and one day. Dozens of nations were involved; more than 65 million soldiers were mobilized; casualties rose to 37 million. The Western Front stretched 600 miles through three countries.“From... Read more

September 29, 2014—In observance of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, several Boston-area institutions, including the Harvard Library, are hosting exhibitions that showcase the visual side of the war. Cartographic elements... Read more

September 8, 2014—John James Audubon’s growth into an expert ornithologist and artist is evident in a Houghton Library collection of 114 drawings, one of only two such extensive... Read more

September 9, 2014—The new academic year brings with it a host of events and exhibits; make sure to save the date!

Exhibitions

Writing Practice at the Frances Loeb Library
Through October 22

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September 9, 2014—The inaugural Pforzheimer Fellows program ended with the summer, but each of the four fellows said the experience had a lasting impact on how they understand and use libraries.

The program,... Read more

August 26, 2014—Old habits may die hard, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. David Gordon Lyon, founder of Harvard’s Semitic Museum, Hollis Professor of Divinity and Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages began keeping a... Read more

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