FAQ

Can you state the value of the materials I have donated to the Library for tax purposes?

The John G. Wolbach Library accepts gifts-in-kind, or non-monetary donations, which enhance and complete its collection. The Library reserves the right to limit such gifts to those which substantially benefit the Library and are cost effective to receive, catalog, process, maintain and preserve. The Library, through its governing institutions, assumes ownership of all donations and reserves the right to add donated materials to its collections, and to exchange, sell, or discard them as appropriate. Following Smithsonian Institution policy, no staff member may provide an appraisal of… Read more about Can you state the value of the materials I have donated to the Library for tax purposes?

How do I make photocopies at the Wolbach Library?

There are two photocopiers at Wolbach. One photocopier has the added capability for copying pages in bound volumes.  The other photocopier, besides usual copier functions, has a document feeder for copying multiple 1 or 2 sided pages. This copier also can copy in color to a flash drive, or print (black and white only) from a flash drive. There is no charge to use the copiers.

Can I use the MIT University Libraries with my Harvard or SAO ID?

FAS faculty, administrative or research staff (i.e., exempt FAS staff holding Officer cards), graduate students in GSAS, and Harvard College undergraduate students, are eligible for borrowing privileges at the following MIT libraries:  Barker Engineering, Dewey (social sciences and management), Hayden (humanities), Lewis Music, and Rotch (architecture and planning).

To apply, complete the "Application for Borrowing Privileges at the MIT Libraries" form located at … Read more about Can I use the MIT University Libraries with my Harvard or SAO ID?

Can I return this book that I checked out from another Harvard Library at the Wolbach Library?

There is a Library Messenger service which travels between the Harvard Libraries. Materials from other Harvard Libraries can be returned to Wolbach Library, just as Wolbach Library materials can be returned to any Harvard Library.

How do I find SPIE proceedings in the HOLLIS Catalog?

If you are located at the CfA, you have access to the entire SPIE Digital Library with IP authentication. At present you need to be on a computer that's wired into the CfA network. For access, sign in at http://spiedigitallibrary.org/.

You can access SPIE Proceedings in the  HOLLIS Catalog at the CfA or remotely:

In the HOLLIS Classic Catalog to search in volume number order:

1. Select SEARCH.

2. In the drop down menu under Search Type,… Read more about How do I find SPIE proceedings in the HOLLIS Catalog?