Support the Library

Your support of the Harvard Library is an investment in providing open, accessible, and trustworthy knowledge.

Harvard Library is the heart of Harvard

Our expert staff, global collections, and cutting-edge technologies equip and empower the citizens of today and leaders of tomorrow.


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Diversify and Expand Access

To fully engage the remarkable depth of the Library’s collections and collaborations, scholars and citizens around the world need equitable access to trustworthy information and cultural assets.

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Enhance Discovery and Engagment

The libraries in Harvard Yard – Widener, Houghton, Lamont and Pusey – present an opportunity to celebrate, showcase, and invite people to access and use library resources.

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Preserve for the Future

We manage over half a million at-risk audiovisual resources. These materials are essential for research and teaching and we must ensure they are preserved for future generations.


Ways to Give

As a leading cultural heritage institution, we preserve our collections and past for future generations of scholars both at Harvard and across the globe to use and learn from in the pursuit of truth.

Harvard Library is the critical underpinning of this work and supports the accomplishments of today's thought leaders. We invite you to champion our commitment to open access for our scholars through equitable accessibility to both physical and online collections, services and spaces, and our digitization and preservation work.

Give to Harvard Library

Give by check

Please complete the check donation form, print and enclose it with your check payable to: "President and Fellows of Harvard College Library". Note specific allocation designations on the memo line. 

Checks mailed via FedEx or UPS may be sent to:

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President & Fellows of Harvard College Box 419209
2 Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester, MA 02125

Otherwise, checks should be mailed to:

Harvard University
PO Box 419209
Boston, MA 02241-9209

Planned Giving

Request more information and connect with one of our planned giving experts by filling out this form.

Stocks, Funds, Wire Transfers

Information on giving through stocks and funds or setting up wire transfers can be found here.

Your contribution makes all the difference

Contact Us

For questions regarding donating books and materials to the library, please contact the Office of the Librarian at

For general questions regarding giving to the Library or University please contact Alumni and Development Services at or 617-495-1750.