Libraries in Harvard Yard
The central facility is Widener Library, which contains materials in history, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Lamont Library provides most of the materials required for Summer School courses—including readings placed on reserve by faculty—as well as study areas, books for general reading, and the Language Resource Center.
Houghton Library houses Harvard’s collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Ask a Librarian
Students are invited to use the online research tool Ask a Librarian. Questions on a range of topics are answered by members of the Harvard library staff, usually within one business day.
Cabot Science Library serves as a general science library and houses research collections in mathematics and statistics.
Libraries at the Medical, Law, and Business Schools
You may use the Countway Library at the Medical School and the Law School Library, but without borrowing privileges. You may purchase a one-day pass to Baker Library at the Business School for $50 a day or $200 a month with a valid photo ID.