Answered By: Tim Conant
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2020     Views: 95

Most Harvard Library services are on hold due to safety measures in the time of COVID-19. New Special Borrowers Cards will not be created but current card holders’ expiration and due dates will be extended. For the most up-to-date information on alumni borrowing, and to see other library resources you can access as a Harvard alum, please see Harvard Library’s Use Harvard Library as an Alum page.


Yes, alumni may obtain a Special Borrowers Card valid for access and borrowing at some Harvard libraries. To apply for this card, bring a government issued photo to the Harvard Library Privileges OfficeWidener Library Room 130.  If you have any questions please contact the Privileges Office.