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

Give Back
Giving back to the Harvard Library means you can make a difference for the bright minds of the future.
January 19, 2018

Breaking Down Barriers Between Our Users and Our Services

How we're working to bring Harvard Library services to the surface and organize them in a way that's meaningful for you.

December 12, 2017

Where We've Been and Where We're Going

As we work to reimagine the Harvard Library digitally, we thought it might be fun to look back at how far we've come.

November 28, 2017

Putting the User First and 3 Other Things We'll Do As We Reimagine Our Website

Four guiding principles to help keep us on the right path and ensure we build something our users want.

America’s Tumultuous Early History Comes to Life in Harvard Library’s Latest Project

Foundational ideas and questions that America still grapples with are shared with the world through the Colonial North America digitization project.

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

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