Summer School students carrying a valid Harvard University ID card have access to all Faculty of Arts and Sciences libraries open during the summer. The libraries of professional schools under other faculties (i.e., business, law, medicine) are not included. Most of the materials for Summer School courses are on reserve at Lamont Library. Materials useful for research in history, the humanities, and the social sciences are available on a 28-day loan basis at the central unit of the system, Widener Library.

Library Privileges

Students must present a valid Harvard University ID card for admission to most Harvard libraries and to enter the bookstacks and borrow books in those libraries. Questions about library privileges should be directed to the library privileges desk in Widener Library or to the circulation services desks at other Harvard libraries.

Students who wish to access electronic resources available on the Harvard Online Library Information System (HOLLIS) from a nonlibrary computer need a HarvardKey to do so. (See Online Resources and Logins)

Students are subject to the lending policies of the libraries. No book may be removed from any library without authorization. Mutilation, defacement, or abuse of any library book or library resource is forbidden. Transcripts will not be issued to third parties for students who fail to return library materials or fail to settle their library accounts by the end of their summer session(s).

Overdue books

Harvard libraries charge borrowers overdue fees when a book borrowed by a Summer School student is not returned on or before its due date.

Harvard Libraries Locations and Phone Numbers

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Converse Memorial Laboratory (617) 495-4079
Ernst Mayr 26 Oxford Street (617) 495-2475
Fine Arts 1805 Cambridge St (617) 495-3374
Fung Knafel Building (617) 496-0485
Harvard Map Collection Pusey Library (617) 495-2417
Harvard-Yenching 2 Divinity Avenue (617) 495-2756
Houghton Harvard Yard (617) 495-2441
Lamont Harvard Yard (617) 495-2452
Loeb Music Music Building (617) 495-2794
Tozzer 21 Divinity Avenue (617) 495-2253
Widener Harvard Yard (617) 495-2413

Map locations and summer schedules of Harvard libraries can be found online on the Harvard Libraries website. Most circulation desks close 15 minutes before library closing time.

See also Computer, Network, and Library Use for library rules and regulations.