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A library’s purpose is as varied as the collections within it. From championing curiosity to preserving history, these institutions are vital to so many communities.

The right to read

What happens when we quash freedom of expression in the form of reading? Harvard Library’s Lesliediana Jones discusses the recent U.S. trend of book banning.

The future of libraries

Through progress, libraries have an opportunity to reach more people and tell more inclusive stories.

Explore all that the Library Innovation Lab does

An accessible future

Harvard staff, faculty, and alumni are reimagining what libraries can look like, how libraries can merge physical and digital assets, how online lending can best serve everyone, and many more considerations for the future of these community cornerstones.

Police pushing an African American man

An equitable future