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Gutman Library

Alumni Services

Library Access and Borrowing

HGSE Alumni
  • HGSE alumni and other visitors who do not have a currently active HUID do not have access to the HGSE campus. (See HGSE Vistor Policy.) 
  • HGSE alumni with an active borrowing account may request materials from the collection through HOLLIS to be picked up from the Lamont Library Pickup Service
  • HGSE alumni — including those with a pre-2020 HGSE Special Borrower Card — may obtain borrowing privileges by completing an application online through the Harvard Library Privileges Office here
Other Harvard Alumni and Visitors 
  • When Gutman Library re-opens to visitors and alumni of other Harvard schools, visitors and alumni must present identification at the 1st floor entrance desk and sign in with security. 
  • Gutman Library’s Special Collections and archives are not currently open to alumni or visitors. 

Other Harvard Libraries 

Each library has its own requirements for use and access, so when planning use of another library we encourage you to contact a library directly or the Privileges Office via email or phone at 617-495-4166. 

Browse all library locations and hours (scroll down this page).

Electronic Resources for HGSE Alumni

Off-site Access to Electronic Resources
Additional Resources
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.

Questions and Research Appointments 

Quick questions? Visit Gutman Library’s FAQs and Ask Us page.   

Overwhelmed by choices? Need help researching a new subject area? Schedule a virtual appointment with Gutman Library’s Research Services librarians.