Harvard’s libraries remain open online.
Our librarians, curators, and archivists are working to ensure Harvard’s teaching and learning experience remains exceptional. As we continue to support remote teaching and learning, we are developing a phased approach to reopening and resuming access to print collections when it is safe to do so.
Plan for phased reopening
As of June 2, 2020
Status of Services and Access
Last updated June 30, 2020
- All FAS library locations, as well as GSD, HDS, HGSE, HLS, HMS, and HKS are closed completely. Affiliates of HBS should check the school website for updated information.
- Access to Harvard University Archives and special and non-circulating collections, including Houghton Library, will not be available until further notice.
Borrowing, Returns, and Other Services
- Access to physical collections is now available through Front Door Pickup and have restarted some of our most in-demand services. Learn more about how to borrow materials and use our services during COVID-19.
- Sign up for our Harvard Library Restart Updates email to learn more.
- Library on-campus resources restarted and newly available (6/30/20)
- Harvard Library’s steps toward reopening (6/3/20)
- Planning for phased reopening of physical libraries for research (5/29/20)
- An Update of Changes on Campus as Pandemic Spreads (3/18/2020)
- Library Spaces Closed, Print Circulation Suspended Due to Coronavirus (3/16/2020)
- Many Library Buildings Close; Materials Remain Accessible to Harvard Community (3/13/2020)
- Harvard Library’s coronavirus policy updates (3/10/2020)
- University Coronavirus Updates and Messages
Harvard Library and Harvard University are closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. We are planning for several reopening stages to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of our teaching and research mission. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed of additional measures.
Visit Harvard University's Coronavirus information page for more.