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Braxton Shelley poses with his portrait

Harvard Library has unveiled a portrait gallery of new FAS faculty appointments. Located in the Office of the Librarian’s corridor, the gallery welcomes them as partners with the Library.

A signed edition of Allen Ginsberg's Howl

One collector’s quest to document the history of the search for transcendence through rare books, manuscripts, photographs, posters, comics, and ephemera is celebrated at Houghton Library. 

Students gather in Lamont for an open house

Two hundred incoming students attended the annual Freshman Open House at Lamont Library on August 28 to get an introduction to Harvard’s libraries and the services they offer. 

Tags: Events, Lamont
Libraries of Things presentation

Find out more about libraries of things along with projects on mapping Israel and Palestine and unconventional legal citations in the second part of our recap on the Harvard Library Innovation Lab Fellows. 

Innovation Lab presentations

A study of guerrilla libraries, an app that allows you to swap your digital trash with strangers, and a mobile-friendly site that helps Nigerians research their constitutional rights—these are just three of the projects completed this summer by interns and fellows working at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. 

Services for Academic Programs has launched a pilot service point in the front lobby of Widener. 

Innovation Grant winners

How can we make Harvard web products accessible to all our users? In 2016, experts from across the University joined together to address this question.

Whether it’s to research an assignment or find a quiet study space, nearly all Harvard students find themselves using at least one of Harvard’s libraries.

The Open Greek and Latin Project (OGL) is an international collaboration working to bring free access to all source texts written in Classical Greek or Latin from antiquity to c. 600 CE. 

Comics sliced into thirds and placed in bags

Comic books weren't made to last, but collectors and conservators have some ideas about how to preserve them.

Tags: PCDI, Weissman