Library access for students on leave
- Undergrads on leave of absence can petition the ad board for permission to access library resources while on leave.
- GSAS students on leave of absence who pay the facilities fee have access to library resources.
Alternative ways to get to full text using Harvard resources:
All students taking a leave of absence have access to alumni resources: Using Harvard Library as an alum- Electronic Resources
Alumni resources don't show up in HOLLIS but you can limit to Open Access materials so you're only seeing items you can get to in full text. When looking at search results, choose the side limiter "Open Access" under "Show Only."
In observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day our services will be unavailable on Monday, January 18. There may be a slight delay in our responses to inquiries received over the weekend. If you're experiencing an ongoing technical issue when you attempt to access library materials with your HarvardKey, please report it to Library Technology Services.
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