Students may borrow from the Countway Library, the Harvard College Library (Widener) in Cambridge, and from the various libraries of other Harvard schools. Some departments within the school also maintain libraries. The fall orientation packet includes a brochure that lists all Harvard University libraries, as well as the Welcome to Boston guide which provides information on libraries in the Boston area. Both documents are available in the Office for Student Affairs.
The Countway Library of Medicine offers students all the amenities of a state-of-the-art health science library and is complemented by extensive contemporary collections and extraordinary rare book and special materials. The library’s web site at www.countway.harvard.edu provides a gateway to Countway’s programs and services including borrowing, interlibrary loan, physical access to library resources, remote access to licensed digital resources, contact information for consultation with reference librarians, classes and tutorials covering a variety of information resources and more.