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The Harvard Library provides comprehensive access to library holdings across the boundaries of individual faculties and disciplines. The Library is also a department of the University's central administration through which the libraries collaborate in the areas of digital acquisitions and collections, information technology, high-density storage, and preservation.




The Harvard Library Transition
News and information about the new Harvard Library as the University sets a fresh course for the 21st century.



Library Lab Supports 13 New Projects
December 6, 2011
A metadata repository for scholarship produced across the University, enhancing the HOLLIS catalog by including the holdings of the Harvard Film Archive, and an "awesome box" program enabling users to share their experiences of particularly helpful—or entertaining—library materials are among the 13 new projects and 5 continuing projects funded by Harvard's Library Lab on December 1.
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A Transcendent Vitality: Harvard at 375
October 12, 2011
Harvard's University Archives shines a celebratory light on its unique research collections as they illustrate Harvard's history and anticipate the University's continuing impact. The 375th anniversary exhibition in Pusey Library runs through May 25.
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Borrow Direct: Better, Deeper, Richer Service
August 29, 2011
Harvard's new Borrow Direct service enables faculty, staff, and students to borrow books and other circulating library materials from the libraries of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. "This is a significant step in collaboration for Harvard," says Helen Shenton, executive director of the Harvard Library. "We are delighted to be joining forces with our peers in order to provide a better, deeper, and richer service for all of our patrons."
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A New View of Harvard in the 17th and 18th Centuries
July 6, 2011
With support from Arcadia, the Harvard University Archives has launched Harvard in the 17th and 18th Centuries, an online exploration of the early documentary history of Harvard.
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