Bow & Arrow Press
House Life

Historic Bow & Arrow Press Will Move to Lamont Library Following Adams House Eviction

Bow & Arrow will be run by Houghton Library’s Printing and Graphic Arts department, though the library has not yet announced a timeline for when operations will begin.

Harvard Yenching Library

An ‘Urgent Need’: Professors Call for Renovations to Harvard-Yenching Library

Earlier this month, Harvard announced plans to renovate four major libraries ahead of the University’s 400th anniversary. But some said the Harvard-Yenching Library, which was absent from the list, is in critical need of repair.

Harvard Yenching Library

Harvard Yenching Library

Houghton Library Construction Sign

Harvard Plans To Renovate 4 Major Libraries Ahead of 400th Anniversary

Martha Whitehead, vice president of the Harvard Library, announced plans to renovate the four major libraries in Harvard Yard — Widener, Lamont, Pusey, and Houghton — during a faculty meeting last week.

Houghton Library
On Campus

Harvard Removes Skin Binding From Book, Apologizes for ‘Past Failures’

Harvard removed the human skin binding from a book held in Houghton Library and apologized for “past failures in its stewardship of the book” in a statement Wednesday.

John G. Wolbach Library Closing Sign

Harvard Center for Astrophysics to Close Wolbach Library Due to ‘Financial Considerations’

The John G. Wolbach Library — which carries one of the world’s largest astronomical collections — will shutter its doors on Friday, in a move that was “driven primarily by financial considerations,” according to an email from Harvard Center for Astrophysics Director Lisa Kewley.

Cambridge Public Library

Plan to Move Cambridge Public Library Branch Receives Praise, Pushback

After the Cambridge Community Development Department proposed relocating the Central Square branch of the Cambridge Public Library, more than 500 people signed a petition as of Monday evening expressing concern about the move.

Griffin GSAS
Student Life

Harvard to Open 24/7 Study Spaces for Graduate Student Reading Weeks

This spring, Harvard will open 24/7 study spaces for graduate students for the first time during reading period.

Lamont Cafe Reopening

‘Vibrant Again’: Lamont Cafe Reopens After Three-Year Hiatus

Harvard’s Lamont Cafe opened its doors Tuesday afternoon after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic — the latest in a string of student-run campus eateries making their returns after pandemic closures.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Library to Temporarily Steward Former Liberian President’s Personal Papers

Harvard Library will hold and digitize a collection of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s personal and professional archives in partnership with the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development, the University and center announced on Thursday.

Lamont Library

Harvard Fine Arts Library May Move to Lamont Library, Feasibility Study Suggests

Harvard is considering moving its Fine Arts Library into Lamont Library from Littauer Center, a change that would dedicate significant space in the historically undergraduate library to materials on arts and architecture.

Widener Weather

Harvard Pledges $6 Million for Joint Project to Digitize African American History Collections at HBCUs

Harvard pledged $6 million to finance a project between Harvard Library and the HBCU Library Alliance that will digitize and preserve African American history collections held at historically Black colleges and universities, the University’s library system announced Wednesday morning.

Widener West Stacks Reading Room

Harvard West Stacks Reading Room Reopened with Artwork to Celebrate Diversity and Intersectionality

Harvard Library hosted an event celebrating the reopening of Widener Library’s West Stacks Reading Room as a space with new artwork devoted to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and antiracism on Tuesday morning.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Graduates Discuss Careers in Death Penalty Defense

Harvard Law School graduates discussed working in death penalty defense at a virtual event hosted by the HLS library on Tuesday evening.

Drag Exhibit
On Campus

Houghton Library Features Editor of Underground Queer Magazine at Fall 2022 Hofer Lecture

Linda Simpson, editor and publisher of My Comrade, spoke about her experience running the queer magazine during this fall’s Hofer Lecture on Thursday.