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Using the HKS Library

The Library Services Desk is located at the front of the HKS Library on the ground floor of the Littauer building. Here, you can borrow books and equipment, troubleshoot library computers and printers, and get research help.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

LRS is committed to providing access to its collections and services for persons with disabilities, and will make every reasonable effort to assist users with special needs. The HKS Library is wheelchair accessible. Contact Keely Wilczek, Manager of Collections & Library Services, to inquire about arrangements.

Visitor Access

LRS serves the HKS community, alumni, and Harvard affiliates. Use of the HKS Library by visitors without a Harvard ID or Library Borrowing Card is restricted to individuals pursuing research in public policy, and is granted at LRS discretion.

For details on using the HKS Library without a Harvard ID, contact Julie Petzold, Access Services Librarian, or review Harvard Librarys policies online.

Your role at HKS will determine how you can visit the Library, borrow materials, and access licensed databases.  For details 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.