Welcome to Harvard Library’s beta site. Take a look around and tell us what you think.


Harvard Library is a hub for learning, sharing and the discovery of new ideas. Read about that work in action.
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May 9, 2018

Library Memories from the Class of 2018

As the semester draws to a close, we spoke with some graduating seniors who shared memories about working at Harvard Library.

African and African American Studies
May 1, 2018

Activism in the Archives

What stories are we missing from our past? Scholars, activists, and librarians convened at Harvard Library to work towards equity in the archives.

April 5, 2018

From Strategy to Code: How We’re Designing New Pages

Written across the face of our beta website is the adage “good things take time.” Designing something as universal as a web page is no exception.

Harvard, 1968. Exhibition at Harvard Archives Brings Student Unrest to Life

Free exhibition at the Harvard University Archives provides a glimpse into the turbulent events that shook Harvard’s campus and the world during 1968.

Give Back
Giving back to the Harvard Library means you can make a difference for the bright minds of the future.
March 26, 2018

Why We Write Differently on the Web

Research shows users consume about 20 percent of the text on an average webpage. We must adjust our writing habits to this reality.

March 19, 2018

Making Our Navigation Useful and Usable

We’re asked our users to help us create a navigation that makes sense to them. 

January 26, 2018

Building a Better Library Search Experience

The launch of our beta search tool is the first step in our journey of iterative improvement of search at Harvard Library.

Social Science
January 25, 2018

Connecting Harvard History to Its Surroundings

Freshmen dive into the Harvard University Archives to learn from University’s past about its ties to a wider world.

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We’re redesigning the Harvard Library website and would love your input!

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