Library access for students on leave

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."

Service Alert:

In observance of Memorial Day there will be no library services Saturday, May 30, 2021 through Tuesday, June 1. There may be a slight delay in our responses to inquiries received over the long 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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