Libraries


Houghton Library Presents New Exhibition on Animal Anthropomorphism

After remaining closed for nearly two years, Houghton Library premiered its exhibition “Animals Are Us” — which explores the use of animal anthropomorphism in literature — to the public this semester.


Students Celebrate Campus Libraries Reopening

The reopening of libraries across the University almost 18 months after they shuttered their doors has been met with jubilation from students eager to check out books and frequent communal study spaces.


Grandson of Famous Korean Activist Withdraws Archival Donation Plans in Protest of Professor’s ‘Comfort Women’ Paper

The grandson of a Korean independence activist withdrew his offer to donate family historical archives to Harvard’s Schlesinger Library in anger over the University’s failure to respond to a professor’s controversial paper on the issue of “comfort women.”


Harvard Libraries Resumes Borrow Direct, Expands Scan and Deliver Services

The Harvard libraries will resume BorrowDirect services and expand the number of collections available for scan-and-deliver services and pick-up at Lamont Library, research librarians Anna Assogba and Fred Burchsted announced in a Friday email to students, staff, and faculty.


Undergraduates Will Have ‘Very Limited’ Access to Campus Buildings This Fall, Gay and Khurana Say

Harvard undergraduates living on campus in the fall will have “very limited” access to physical facilities, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote in an email to faculty and staff Thursday morning.


Beginning First Phase of Reopening, Harvard Libraries Offer Some In-Person Book Pickups, Resume Scan and Deliver Services

The Harvard Library began providing in-person book pickup and resumed its scan and deliver services Tuesday as part of its first phase of reopening, librarians Anna Assogba and Fred Burchsted wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.


Harvard Libraries Closed In-Person Services This Week. Here’s What You Need to Know About Doing Research This Semester.

In response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, Harvard library locations closed all print services Monday, but some remote services and digital resources remain online. With the spring semester starting up again this Monday, here’s what you need to know about using Harvard’s libraries.


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