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Established in 1638, Harvard Library is the oldest library system in the United States.

  • 28

    diverse libraries.

  • 700

    expert staff.

  • 6M

    digitized items.

  • 20M

    archived volumes.

  • 1M

    maps and globes.

  • 400M

    scholarly manuscripts.

It’s wonderful to see the extraordinary care and creativity going into delivering our services remotely and restarting our services on campus.”

Martha Whitehead

University Librarian and Vice President for Harvard Library

Smiling woman standing in front of ivy covered walls.