Beyond helping scholars learn, research, and pursue truth, our libraries are dedicated to expanding knowledge and intellectual exploration for everyone.
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Established in 1638, Harvard Library is the oldest library system in the United States.
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It is crucial that all members of the Harvard community and our visitors feel our spaces are for them and reflect who they are.”
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