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If you are not actively affiliated with HKS or Harvard (including as an Alum), to access HKS campus buildings and visit the HKS Library you will need to follow the HKS visitor policy. To borrow materials from the HKS Library, you will need to apply for a Harvard Library Borrowing Card. Presenting a Library Borrowing Card with a photo ID to Security at HKS’ Wexner entrance will allow you access to HKS campus buildings, independent of the HKS visitor policy.

To make your visit to the HKS Library productive, please contact Library & Research Services in advance of your visit so we can confirm that your resources of interest are available. Not all material in LRS collections is held onsite and may need to be recalled, meaning that your resources of interest may not be immediately available.

Other libraries at Harvard may have different access policies.

LRS complies with all federal and state laws and regulations governing information, as well as all HKS and Harvard University policies. We retain the right to use our discretion regarding patron access.

Affiliation

Can I visit the HKS Library?

Can I borrow materials?

Can I access licensed databases onsite?

HKS

 

Yes

Yes

Yes, at HKS Library computers with an HKS Login

 

HUID holders

 

Yes

Yes

Yes, at HKS Library guest computers

HKS Executive Education Participants

 

Yes

No

Yes, at HKS Library guest computers

HKS Alumni

(More details on our guide to using the HKS Library as an Alum)

 

Yes, with a photo ID & Harvard Library Borrowing Card

Yes, with a Harvard Library Borrowing Card

Yes, at HKS Library guest computers

Harvard Alumni

Yes, with a photo ID & Harvard Library Borrowing Card

Yes, with a Harvard Library Borrowing Card

Yes, at HKS Library guest computers

Researchers not affiliated with Harvard University

 

Yes, with a photo ID & Harvard Library Borrowing Card

Yes, with a Harvard Library Borrowing Card

Yes, at HKS Library guest computers

Borrow Direct Researchers

Yes, with a photo ID & Harvard Library Borrowing Card

Yes

Yes, at HKS Library guest computers

 

Cross-Registered Students

Yes

Yes

Yes, at HKS Library guest computers