• A librarian greets a student at the Widener Welcome Desk in the library lobby.

    The Widener Welcome Desk greets arrivals to our flagship library

    The new service location is part of a broader initiative to help librarians be more visible and accessible

  • Librarians lead a workshop on the library catalogue in an auditorium.

    SAP librarians and colleagues welcome graduate students to campus

    Our department conducts several welcome events each year for new arrivals

  • A book cart decorated with cut-outs of Audubon's Birds of America advertise citation manuals

    Who knew Audubon’s Birds of America could be so spooky?

    A Halloween display at Tozzer Library provides students with timely citation resources

  • Library staff sit around a table with three large pads of paper on tripods behind them

    Our team of librarians is constantly working to improve our services

    Personal outreach and in-person consultation help students exploit the full richness of Harvard Library's resources

  • A library staff member annotates a clipboard as part of an active learning exercise.

    Active learning pedagogies help us to engage students in the research process

    Our team uses active learning for internal and external planning

  • A screen shot of a colorful research LibGuide

Upcoming Events

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Services Overview

Research Assistance

Get personalized research help in person, online, or by email. We have expertise in a variety of subject areas!

You can see the full list ouf our research services here.


Members of Services for Academic Programs offer workshops for the general Harvard community on a variety of tools, resources, and subjects. We also work with courses to provide customized workshops and library instruction. 

You can see our full calendar here, or request a workshop or library instruction session here.

Library Tours

Members of the Harvard community can join weekly tours of Widener Library, offered every Thursday at 3pm.

Be sure to bring your HU ID!

Annual Outreach Events

Services for Academic Programs participates in several community-wide orientation initiatives.