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Alumni and Visitor Services

Gutman Library Access and Borrowing

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 

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.