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Fine Arts Library - Digital Images and Slides Collection

Due to renovations to the Sackler Building, Fine Arts Library - Digital Images and Slides Collection (DISC) has been relocated to Lamont Library as of May 30, 2017. Photographic services and access to the slide collection will continue to be available by appointment only. Please email or contact DISC staff directly to schedule an appointment.


Contact Information

(617) 495-4982
Lamont Library, Circulation Area, Room 130, Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Collections include over 475,000 digital images available in VIAHOLLIS+, and ARTstor, as well as approximately 500,000 historic glass lantern slides and 35mm color slides. 





At present, collections number over 750,000 images in both 35mm and lantern slide formats. Of these, approximately 475,000 images are available in digital format including all collections added since 2001. See the Collections Overview page.









    • The Lamont building is wheelchair accessible by a ramp located to the left of the main entrance, near Quincy Street. There are two elevators: the east elevator services all floors of the library; the west elevator does not service the fourth floor.Many of the workstations in Research Services on Level B are wheelchair accessible. On the first floor, there is a workstation that accesses the Language Resource Center’s server.Patrons registered with the Accessible Education Office may request to have circulating materials picked up in advance by sending an e-mail ( that includes a full bibliographic citation (title, author, and call number) of each title you wish to have paged from the stacks. Please request no more than 10 items from the stacks per day. The request will be confirmed by e-mail and the items will be kept on the Hold Shelf at the Circulation Desk. See Lamont's Disability Services page for more information.

    For more information or to arrange for assistance in advance contact FAL DISC Access Services: Email or 617-495-4982.