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Harvard University’s latest information on COVID-19

In response to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Harvard Law School Library, including Historical & Special Collections (HSC), is closed to visitors until further notice. HSC staff are responding to research queries and holding research appointments remotely, but reproduction services will be limited. Please email with any questions or concerns. If you are a Harvard Law School student or faculty member, we will do our utmost to support your research and teaching needs remotely. Please email us and we will do our best to help.

Open to all, Historical & Special Collections (HSC) connects researchers around the world with legal history, and supports the Harvard Law School’s research, teaching, and learning mission. Aligned with the Harvard Law School Library’s mission and strategic plan, HSC’s expert staff stewards the Law School’s rich collections by acquiring, cataloging, preserving, sharing, and digitizing materials to maximize their use. We strive to integrate these collections into the life of the Law School and beyond, connecting them with researchers onsite, in the classroom, and around the world.

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