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An experimental "genome browser" for literary texts with HTML5-based visualization that plots the density of scholarly references or other annotations from multiple sources onto literary works. Learn more!

Awesome Box

Return an amazing or useful item it to the Awesome Box instead of the normal drop box. That item gets recorded as Awesome so the community can see what others have found helpful, entertaining, or mind-blowing. Learn more.

Borrow a Hissing Cockroach?

Need some relaxation but can't get an appointment with Cooper the Therapy Dog? Come to the Ernst Mayr Library and borrow a hissing cockroach container while you read or study.  Learn more.

Arboretum Audio Tours

Adventures in the Explorers Garden is an audio tour through Arnold Arboretum's living collection. You can find the podcast and accompanying map in iTunes. Learn more.

Gesture-Based Technologies

Libraries across Harvard are experimenting with interactive, gesture-based technologies in fields ranging from archaeology to astrophysics and beyond. Learn more.

Cooper the Therapy Dog

Meet Cooper, Countway Library's therapy dog! His Hollis record indicates his publication date as 2007, subject headings include Antidepressive Agents, Anti-Anxiety Agents and Animal Assisted Therapy. Learn more.

Open Reserves

At the Fine Arts Library, course reserves are on display for self-service and student browsing. Books are organized by faculty name and course number, for easy perusal and re-shelving. A uniquely tactile view into course offerings. Learn more.


A web application like an airplane seat selector that allows patrons to apply for study carrels according to their location preferences. Learn more.

Read and Ride Bike Share

Need a bike? The Law School Library, HLS Sustainability and the HLS Green Living Program have joined forces to bring you Read & Ride BikeShare! Check out a using your HLS ID card at the Law Library Circulation Desk. Learn more!

Collaborations in Archival Research

Shared space for cross-institution archival research activities and establishment of best practices. Learn more.