FAQ

Fines

- The following fines apply to:
All undergraduates in all libraries. G1–G4 graduate students in all libraries. Faculty and Officers in Cabot, Harvard-Yenching, Lamont, Loeb Music, Tozzer. HCL Special Borrowers in all libraries

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Obtaining Materials from the Harvard Depository

Some library materials are stored at an off-site facility called the Harvard Depository (HD). This will be indicated in the availability section of the HOLLIS catalog record. Materials can be retrieved from the Harvard Depository directly through HOLLIS by following the prompts.

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Recalling

A recall notice will come via mail or e-mail. Borrowers are guaranteed 10 days use with each charged item that is recalled, unless it is needed for reserves use. If the guaranteed use period has elapsed, the recalled item is due seven days after the date the recall is placed.

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Renewing

Materials can be renewed either in person at the lending library or online, up to five times, via "My Accounts/Renew" in the HOLLIS catalog. After the fifth renewal, materials must be brought to the library to be checked out. Renewals are not accepted via telephone or fax.

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Online Catalogs

The best way to find resources at Harvard is to use the Harvard Library Portal, which links to all Harvard libraries as well as access to online catalogs. Currently Harvard Library has two three major online catalogs: Hollis+, Hollis  and Hollis Classic.

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Visitor Policy

Visitors from outside should go to Widener privileges office to get a Visiting Researcher Card before coming to the LIbrary. Faculty member or Ph.D. candidates of other universities should represent valid university ID cards OR a letter of introduction from the affiliated university on letterhead to obtain a Visiting Researcher Card.

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