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How does a library capture a global debate about freedom of the press? The attacks on the Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in January 2015 by Islamic extremists provoked a worldwide conversation... Read more

September 2015

Dear Colleagues:

As the new academic year picks up its pace, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on the year that has closed—noting with pride some of the many accomplishments you have helped bring to fruition—and... Read more

Harvard Library continues to celebrate Widener Library’s centennial with a trial of expanded hours in the 2015-2016 academic year. Effective September 2, 2015, Widener will be open until midnight, Mondays through Thursdays. This is an expansion... Read more

On June 19, Harvard staff, students, faculty and friends came together to celebrate Widener Library’s first... Read more

In a longstanding Harvard tradition, the Chief Marshal is elected each year from the ranks of the 25th reunion class. The class of '90 elected Farai Chideya... Read more

February 10, 2014—An unpublished Yiddish translation at Harvard of Nikolai Gogol’s Revizor (The Inspector General) serves as the script for the current production of Revizor by Tel Aviv’s YidiShpil Theater, the Yiddish theater of Israel. The... Read more

July 15, 2014—This summer the inaugural Pforzheimer Fellows are delving into projects across Harvard’s libraries, bringing a fresh... Read more

July 1, 2014—The Harvard Library Scaling Innovation Initiative launched Inscriptio, an online study carrel reservation system. The platform, with functionality similar to selecting an... Read more

May 6, 2014—During Preservation Week (April 27 – May 3), the Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care unit welcomed over 75 visitors to learn more about methods, tools and materials.

Presses, cutters, solvents, brushes,... Read more

Take a virtual tour of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Collection — books, manuscripts, and drawings carefully preserved at the center of Widener Library. Read the full story... Read more