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

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    expert staff

  • 6M

    digitized and publicly available items

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  • 1M

    maps and spatial data sets

  • 400M

    rare items including letters, photographs, and 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.