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Gutman Library

Alumni Services

Library Access and Borrowing

HGSE Alumni

  • After graduation, HGSE alumni may continue to use Gutman Library and to borrow materials from the collection when the physical library re-opens. To apply for a Gutman library card, please fill out the HGSE Alumni Library Card FormNote: We will not be able to process alumni cards until after the physical library re-opens. Please provide a permanent mailing address.
  • To update your contact information, please use the online Change of Address Form.

Other Harvard Alumni

  • Alumni of other Harvard schools may present identification at the front desk and sign in to use materials from Gutman's Collections in the library. For borrowing privileges at Gutman, other alumni may purchase a Gutman Library Special Borrower card. Please see information on Special Borrower cards.

Privileges for HGSE Alumni at Other Harvard Libraries

HGSE alumni are welcome to visit Harvard's libraries.

Harvard libraries' special collections and archives are open to all researchers regardless of current academic affiliation. 

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

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Electronic Resources for HGSE Alumni

At Gutman Library

  • While visiting the library, HGSE graduates may use a library workstation to access e-resources at Harvard, including education and psychology databases.

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 a number of online databases through Massachusetts Libraries, using the barcode on their public library card.

Research Consultations and Questions

Overwhelmed by choices? Need help researching a new subject area? Contact Research Services. We can work with you via e-mail, phone, or in person. Consider making a one-hour appointment to work with us on your topic (617-495-3421 or email: Ask Us form).