Harvard Libraries

The Countway Library of Medicine resources and services are available to all Harvard Chan students, faculty, and staff. Visit Countway’s website at https://countway.harvard.edu/. Through the HOLLIS catalog, you can access materials from 70 Harvard libraries. This includes an extensive collection of current books and journals, as well as rare books, manuscripts, images, videos, and special collections.

Countway Chan School Liaisons are librarians and archivists from the Center for the History of Medicine, Research & Instruction, and Publishing & Data Services departments, and provide support for:

  • Thesis and dissertation development
  • Research, scholarship, and instruction
  • Mediated database searching
  • Course assignments
  • Digital inquiries
  • Publication assistance
  • Resource access
  • Archives and historical discovery

Countway Chan School Liaisons might be involved in your Canvas course website as course librarians, where they support discussion groups, provide one-on-one consultations, and provide resource suggestions for assignments.

This world-class collection of resources and expertise is located in the Countway Library, on the Longwood Medical Area campus. The entrance is at 695 Huntington Avenue, next to the Harvard Chan School, with a second entrance at 10 Shattuck Street. Note that a photo ID is required to enter the library. The recently renovated building provides an open, social, and community-driven space with areas for individual and group student. To reserve a group study room, go to https://countway.info/studyrooms.

Renovation is ongoing on lower level 1 (L1) in 2023; please consult library staff at the information desk on L1 for assistance with locating library materials or study space.

Books on reserve for courses are available in the Russell Reading Room, on the 2nd floor. Currently, our research services are available virtually.

Visit the library to work on assignments, enjoy a latte or a snack in our cafe, purchase Harvard Chan School branded merchandise in our Harvard Coop, access materials and resources, and much more!

To ask questions, request support, or suggest new materials or classes, visit the Countway website and click on Ask Countway.