May 18, 2022

Harvard University Library Posts “Coronavirus Planning and Library Policies” Web Page

Update March 16, 2020 All Of Harvard Library’s Cambridge Locations are Now Closed and Borrowing Physical Materials Has Been Stopped


Update March 10, 2020 Harvard Library’s Coronavirus Policy Updates (via HL)
by Martha Whitehead, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian & Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

—End Update–

From the Harvard University Library Communications Website:

Harvard University and Harvard Library are closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of our community is our top priority. Local contingency planning is taking place across Harvard Library to ensure the continued safety of our full community, while sustaining the University’s academic programs and operational continuity.

The page includes information and links re: Harvard Library Policies and Guidance on:

  • Library Spaces
  • Learning And Teaching
  • Events And Meetings
  • Travel
  • Communication Resources

Direct to Complete Coronavirus Planning Page

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