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Assistance from Librarians and Curators

  • Contact Us for help with research, scholarly communication, as well as digital curation and preservation of all kinds (or to just tell us how we can best support your work).

Collections and Borrowing

  • Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan services are available to all members of the CfA community
  • Book renewal 
    • Books can be renewed up to five times online via HOLLIS, by phone, or walk-in
  • Books can be checked out for a full semester unless recalled
  • Online access to journals and other resources requires a HarvardKey
    • See our FAQ for information on how to setup your HarvardKey and access full text articles through the ADS
  • Please see our Collections Access Policy for information about accessing archival materials


  • Technical training and professional development support (see calendar for upcoming events)
  • Lounge and workspace
  • Collaboration Space: Members of the CfA community can reserve this space to meet and make use of the Library's video wall
  • Device loans: Includes laptops, cameras, and many other devices
  • Other essentials: desktop computers (Mac, PC), printers, scanners and copiers, microfilm reader