Access Policy

The mission of the Harvard Kennedy School Library is to serve the research needs of Harvard Kennedy School students, faculty, and staff and the greater Harvard community. Access to the library is limited to current Harvard ID holders and Harvard Alumni. Those with special research needs that can only be met by the HKS Library may apply for access to the collection by completing this form. Approved visitors will be issued access passes to the HKS Library. For more information, contact the Reference Department at 1-617-495-1302.

Children under 16 years old may enter when accompanied by an adult with valid Harvard ID; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

All library users are subject to the terms of the HKS code of conduct and related policies.

The Library is committed to providing access to its collections and services to persons with disabilities and will make every reasonable effort to assist users with special needs.  To inquire about arrangements, please contact either the Director, Library and Knowledge Services, Leslie Donnell (617-495-8945) or the Reference Staff , (617-495-1302)