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Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute

With Campus Open, Schlesinger Library Pushes Forward with Digitization, Collection Diversification

The Schlesinger Library plans to continue its digitization efforts and diversify its collection as staff members return to in-person work.

Libraries Reopen Reactions
Libraries

Libraries Reopen Reactions

Harvard students study in the Smith Campus Center, located on Massachusetts Ave. near Harvard Square.

Lamont Library
On Campus

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.

Widener Steps Juxtaposed
On Campus

Widener Steps Juxtaposed

Schlesinger Library
Harvard Law School

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.”

The Historic Library
Libraries

Cambridge Public Library Launches Augmented Reality Exhibition

The City of Cambridge installed a student-designed augmented reality exhibit exploring systemic racism in front of the Cambridge Public Library at Joan Lorentz Park earlier this month.

Widener Library
FAS

Widener Library

Lamont
Research

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.

Students walking in Harvard Yard
College

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.

Widener Library
Race

Amid Protests and Pandemic, Harvard Libraries Collect Materials on ‘Black America and COVID-19’

The Harvard Libraries published a new library guide Monday that collects open-access materials documenting the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Black Americans.

Harvard Art Museums
Museums

Square Businesses, Harvard Museums and Libraries Keep Doors Closed as Mass. Enters Phase Three of Reopening

As Massachusetts moved into the third phase of its reopening plan Monday, Harvard museums and libraries — as well as local fitness centers and movie theaters — are keeping their doors shut.

Widener Chats
Libraries

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.

Hitting the Books
Health

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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