Gutman Library Access and Borrowing
Beginning on Monday, April 11, 2022 the campus will be open to all visitors provided the guest completes the attestation process and meets all the requirements regarding vaccination (or testing) and health. For full details, please see the HGSE Visitor Policy.
An active HUID is required for borrowing Gutman Library materials. If a visitor does not have an active HUID, or if an HGSE Alumni only has a pre-2020 HGSE Special Borrower Card, they should apply for a Harvard Library Borrower Card from the Harvard Library Access and Borrowing Office. This card will allow for borrowing at Gutman Library as well as other, select libraries across Harvard’s campus.
For information on accessing Gutman Library’s Special Collections, please see our Special Collections page.
Other Harvard Libraries Access and Borrowing
Some of Harvard’s libraries are open for in-person use by Special Borrowers, including alumni, and Visiting Researchers. Check the Harvard Library Visitor access website for the latest information on which libraries are open for in-person visitor access and whether they have special requirements for using and accessing the library (e.g., making an appointment).
Electronic Resources for HGSE Alumni
Off-site Access to Electronic Resources
- To support the work of all Harvard alumni, the Harvard Library offers a curated collection of online resources. This collection includes an alumni-specific version of the EBSCO Academic Search database, JSTOR, ABI/Inform (business), and many more resources.
- Have a citation and looking for full text? Best bets for HGSE grads: EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition, JSTOR, Project Muse, and Sage Journals.
- Access to the full list of online resources for alumni is available on the Harvard Library Alumni page.
- Use of all alumni resources requires a HarvardKey. More information about the HarvardKey.
- Tip: Visit the open access ERIC site to locate full-text articles from many education journals.
- Use the HOLLIS "Library Catalog" search to find books, journals and more. For access to full-text articles, alumni should search the resources on the Harvard Library Alumni page.
- Special Borrowers (a designation used pre-2020) who were previously issued a Gutman-specific borrower card may renew books after applying for a Harvard Library Borrower Card from the Harvard Library Access and Borrowing Office. This card will allow for borrowing at Gutman Library as well as other, select libraries across Harvard’s campus.
- HGSE Alumni: Resources for Educators at Work offers additional tips on finding education statistics, funding sources, or experts.
Electronic Resources available through Public Libraries
- Many public libraries throughout the country provide access to electronic resources within their library and remotely. Contact your local public library for more information or check their website. Most Massachusetts residents can access online databases through Massachusetts Libraries, using the barcode on their public library card.