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Using the HKS Library

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Access Services

When visiting the HKS Library, patrons will encounter the Library Services Desk and Access Services staff as soon as they enter the front doors. Access Services helps connect patrons with the many and varied library collections and resources available to them—not just at HKS but from the Harvard Library system and beyond. Access Services can help patrons borrow library materials, including course reserve items; assist with library technology; and connect patrons with research librarians for specialized research assistance.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

LRS 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. The HKS Library is wheelchair-accessible. Please email Keely Wilczek, Manager of Collections & Library Services, to inquire about arrangements.

Visitor Access

LRS serves the HKS community, as well as alumni and Harvard University affiliates. Use of the HKS Library by visitors without an HUID or Library Borrowing Card is restricted to individuals pursuing research in public policy, and is granted at LRS discretion. If you are a non-HUID holder and would like to inquire about using the HKS Library, please email Julie Petzold, Access Services Librarian, or speak to a staff member at the Library Services Desk.  If we determine that your needs can be met more appropriately by other libraries, we will advise you accordingly. For information about visitor use of collection materials, visit our Collections Access for Visitors page.

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Keely Wilczek, Manager of Collections & Library Services



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.