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Historical & Special Collections staff can help you…

  • Use Harvard search tools such as HOLLIS+OASIS, and HOLLIS Images.
  • Suggest search strategies.
  • Find microfilm and digitized versions of rare material in our collections.

Contact us for help at specialc@law.harvard.edu. We can answer most reference questions within twelve to fifteen business days. Staff members are not able to do extensive research or identify inadequately cited materials from our collection.

on-site researchers

Request a reading room appointment

Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 10:00-5:00. Check our homepage for special hours and closings.

off-site researchers

Submit reference inquiries via:

specialc@law.harvard.edu
(617) 495-4550

Staff members are not able to do extensive research or identify inadequately cited materials from our collection, but help is available through HSA Research. HSA Research is a temporary staffing agency that employs Harvard students to conduct research in Harvard libraries on your behalf.