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Over 300 incoming students attended the annual Freshman Open House at Lamont Library on August 29 to get an introduction to Harvard’s libraries and the services they offer. Freshmen were welcomed with tours, raffle prizes, and food in an event... Read more

Lamont Library implements a new unified service model this September. The centerpiece of this model is the new unified service point in the first-floor lobby. Here, Access Services and Research Services provide a combined “front door” through... Read more

Harvard Library received a two-year grant to explore the development of a digital library of resources relating to and originating in the Middle East. The Digital Library of the Eastern Mediterranean (DLEM) aims to improve significantly the state... Read more

The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive literature review on strategies for converting subscription journals to open access.

In the spring of 2015, the OSC... Read more

HathiTrust is a membership organization that provides access to digitized book and journal content from the partner library collections. This includes both in-copyright and public-domain... Read more

Harvard Library has acquired pianist and composer Randy Weston's personal archive of musical scores, recordings, correspondence, posters, and other materials that offer a rare glimpse into the world of an artist, an ambassador, and a businessman... Read more

Two projects involving Harvard Library, “Building a Participant Pool for Internal Accessibility Testing at Harvard” and “Launch ASC (the Analytics Staff Consortium),” are among the winners of the... Read more


David Ackerman, head of Media Preservation for the Harvard Library, was awarded an ALB cum laude from the Harvard Extension School. In addition to this, he received the Dean’s List... Read more

Harvard Library’s Copyright First Responders and the Library Innovation Lab have won the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge on Libraries Prototype Award for their collaborative project, “... Read more

What’s a Big Idea for the Harvard Library? The question led off the June 16th retreat attended by members of the Library Leadership Team, co-chairs of the Standing Committees, and other key staff.  Facilitated by Brightspot Strategy, the... Read more