Upgrade Your Online Meeting with These Virtual Harvard Library Backgrounds

Miss being in the library? Us too. We’re all studying, researching, and learning remotely these days to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But don’t worry: we have you covered. You can take your next meeting or class from our spaces using digital backgrounds. Download our Harvard Library Virtual Backgrounds for your next Zoom session. 

How to use these backgrounds:

  1. Download an image, saving it to your desktop
  2. Open up Zoom
  3. Go to Settings > Virtual Backgrounds
  4. Click the plus sign (+) to add your new library background!



A cozy favorite in Andover-Harvard Theological Library. | Download Image



A reading nook at Baker Library on the HBS campus. | Download Image



A terraced garden at the Biblioteca Berenson, part of the Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy. | Download Image



There’s natural light galore in the Farlow Reading Room at the Botany Libraries. | Download Image



Find some modern comfort in Cabot Library’s lower level. | Download Image



Lights, Camera, Action in one of Cabot Science Library’s media studios. | Download Image



Kick it old school at the Chemistry Library Reading Room. | Download Image



Watch out for the wildlife at the Ernst Mayr Library for comparative zoology. | Download Image



A moment of serenity at the Fine Arts Library. | Download Image



Let there be light at the Fung Library Reading Room. | Download Image



This study spot at HGSE’s Gutman Library even has a fireplace. | Download Image



The latest releases at Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services. | Download Image



Step on down to the Harvard University Archives and Map Collection in Pusey Library. | Download Image



Lions keep watch at Harvard-Yenching Library. | Download Image



The always elegant Edison and Newman Room at Houghton Library. | Download Image



A rare quiet moment in Lamont Cafe. | Download Image



Get creative in Lamont Library’s Media Lab. | Download Image



Stained glass and style at Loeb Music Library’s Spalding Reading Room. | Download Image



A summer’s day at Tozzer, home a world-renowned anthropology collection. | Download Image



The long view of Widener Library’s Loker Reading Room. | Download Image



Sit on the virtual steps at Widener Library. | Download Image



Up your shelfie game with this selection from Widener Library. | Download Image



Wolbach Library is out of this world (no, really: it holds our astrophysics collections) Download Image



No need to phone-a-poem if you take your next meeting from the Woodberry Poetry Room. | Download Image