August 3, 2021: Library locations will reopen to Harvard students, faculty, and staff for the fall semester. See the full reopening schedule.


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Not sure where to begin?  During our chat hours, our staff of librarians, archivists, and subject matter experts are ready to answer your questions.

Fall 2021 Remote Help Hours (Eastern Daylight Time)

  • Monday through Thursday: 9am - 9pm
  • Friday: 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

If you contact us outside of these hours, we'll be back in touch the next business day.

You can also search through the database of frequently asked questions we've already provided answers for.

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Coming from a Harvard graduate school or looking for assistance with specific subjects or special collections and University Archives? You can reach: