Access for Persons with Disabilities
LRS is committed to making our collections and services accessible for persons with disabilities. We will make every reasonable effort to assist these users. The HKS Library is wheelchair accessible. Contact Keely Wilczek, Manager of Collections & Library Services, to inquire about arrangements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the HKS Library open to the public?
- The HKS Library is open to current Harvard ID holders and HKS Executive Education participants.
- You may also visit if you have a Library Borrowing Card or if you are attending an event hosted by the HKS Library. In these cases, you will need to present a photo ID at the Wexner entrance to access HKS campus buildings.
- In some cases, we may grant access to those pursuing research in public policy without a Harvard affiliation. Contact Julie Petzold, Access Services Librarian, with inquiries.
Are other Harvard Libraries open to the public?
- Visit this page for details on using Harvard Libraries as a member of the public.
- Many libraries at Harvard have their own visitor policies. Explore the list of all Harvard library websites.
Where is the HKS Library located?
- The HKS Library is located on the ground floor of the Littauer building on the HKS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Find directions and a campus map.
Can alumni visit the HKS Library?
- Yes, with a photo ID and Library Borrowing Card. You will need to enter at the Wexner entrance to access HKS campus buildings.
- HKS alumni can explore our Beyond Harvard: Library Resources for HKS Alumni guide for details on library resources and services after graduation.
How can I borrow materials and use licensed databases from the HKS Library?
- Your role at HKS will determine whether and how you can access these resources. For details visit our Collections Access for Visitors page.
Keely has almost thirty years of experience in libraries, academic and public, including more than a decade at HKS. She oversees all aspects of LRS’ collections, both print and digital, and is the point of contact for use of library spaces. For research help, her subject specialties include campaigns and elections, news resources, and the citation tool Zotero, but can give any topic a try. Keely collaborates closely with HKS IT, Harvard Library, and library staff at Harvard’s other professional schools to provide patrons with expertise, services, and resources across the university and beyond. She has an AB in Classics from Kenyon College and a MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.