I'm a graduating senior. When does my access to the library and its e-resources end?

Your Harvard Library access ends when your current Harvard affiliation does. Please consult your department to find out exactly when that is.

Harvard alums are entitled to a suite of library privileges that includes some e-resources. Find out more at Use How to Harvard Library as an Alum. While library admittance policies vary among the Harvard Library collections and facilities, alumni can enter the libraries and access all e-resources from desktop computers.

Some of Harvard's graduate and professional school libraries offer additional services exclusively to graduates of that school. It is a good idea to check those libraries individually about any privileges specific to your school affiliation.

We also have a guide to Using Libraries as a Harvard Alum.

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