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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

Whether it’s to research an assignment or find a quiet study space, nearly all Harvard students find themselves using the libraries. The catch is that at Harvard there are more than 70 to choose from. 

To ensure members of the Class of 2020... Read more

The Harvard Map Collection has had many homes since its founding almost 200 years ago. The Map Room has previously been housed in Widener and Lamont before relocating to Pusey, where it has remained since the building opened in 1976. Even with... Read more

With the arrival of the fall term in September 2016, Lamont Library will introduce a new unified service model that aims to create a better user experience. In recent years, Lamont Library has become a wonderfully complex set of resources... Read more

Back row, left to right: Alexis Gomez, Kris Markman, Amy Deschenes, and Maura Ferrarini.

Front row, left to right: Emma Xi, Xiaoke Kang, Leah Yoffe, Rosa Todaro, and Ameerah Ahmad.

Who they are: Digital Learning & User... Read more

Sarah Demb, senior records manager/archivist at the Harvard University Archives, has been selected as one of the 25 participants in the June 2016 Archives Leadership Institute. Since 2008, ALI has provided NHPRC-funded leadership training to... Read more

Photo: Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Gazette

The massive chandelier that greets visitors to Widener Library is not only impressive to look at; it’s an impressive feat to change the bulbs. Since Widener has switched to LED (light-... Read more


Robert Burton, photograph cataloger at the Weissman Preservation Center, conducted a workshop on “Description and Cataloging of 19th-Century Photographs” at the New England Archivists Symposium on 19th-Century Photography, held in... Read more