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 May 29, 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.
- Borrowing print materials has been suspended until further notice. Items will no longer be requestable in HOLLIS.
- BorrowDirect and interlibrary loan have also been halted for the time being.
- Most due dates for borrowed items have been extended. If you are graduating, please contact us.
- Access to Harvard University Archives and special and non-circulating collections, including Houghton Library, will not be available until further notice.
- 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.