Answered By: Johanna Kasubowski
Last Updated: May 22, 2020     Views: 240

Due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Harvard Graduate School of Design has closed its campus buildings. The library's physical space closed on Friday, March 13, 2020. 

Frances Loeb Library staff will work remotely to answer questions received in Ask a Design Librarian regarding Special Collections with the resources available to them.  

Access to systems to search the Special Collections holdings remain available. While the physical collections are not available for consultation, access to digitized collections or images that represent the holdings are. 

Special Collections Online is a recently created page that highlights items from our collections that have been digitized or born-digital.  

For more information about the five distinct collections of Frances Loeb Library Special Collections, please see our researched guides:


Below outlines our impacted services:
Viewing Collections 
We cannot facilitate viewing items onsite, or in any other reading room at Harvard. Any request received for access will be cancelled.  Cancelled requests made through HOLLIS Special Request will remain in your account for future submission. 
We are unable to process any requests for photo-duplication.  Any requests received for scanning will be cancelled.  Cancelled requests made through HOLLIS Special Request will remain in your account for future submission. 

 to Publish 
We may be able to provide permission to publish images from our collections.  Please provide as much identifying information as possible to facilitate this request 
We are unable to confirm participation of our collections for loan in exhibitions. 
For up-to-date information regarding this closure, please visit COVID-19 Guidance for the Harvard Graduate School of Design Community 

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