Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Borrowing Materials

Borrowing

  • A valid Harvard ID, HCL Research Assistant card, Harvard Extension School ID, or HBS Student Partner card is required. Students must be enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for borrowing.
  • Proxy Borrowing on behalf of HBS Faculty is allowed by HBS RAs and FAs using the Proxy Patron Form accompanied by photo ID (see Request Forms).
    • Mail the completed form or bring to the Stamps Reading Room Service Desk, Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.
    • When checking out books, specify if they should be checked out to you or to the professor for whom you are a proxy.
  • Many items in Historical Collections must be used on-site. Please see Historical Collections General Information and Services for more information.

Loan Periods

Type of ItemLoan Period
Books (Core Collection, stacks, and some Old Class), theses Four weeks*
Audio books, videos, working papersTwo weeks*
Reserve itemsUp to two hours inside the library
Journals, microfiche, microfilm, pamphletsNon-circulating

* HBS faculty and doctoral candidates may request an extended loan.

Recalls

  • To place a recall on a checked-out item, use the HOLLIS Catalog to look up the desired item and click Request Item, or ask us a question .
  • A recall will shorten the due date and reserve it for the next borrower.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when the book is returned.

Renewals

  • To renew an item, use the HOLLIS CatalogMy Account button, or ask us a question.
  • Items can be renewed up to five times if no one recalls them.
  • After five renwals, items must be returned but may be borrowed again immediately if no one is waiting to use them.

Fines

  • Overdue item fine: 50 cents/day ($20 max).
  • Recall item fine: $2.00/day in addition to the 50 cents/day ($48 max).
  • Lost book fees: $120 (includes $100 replacement and processing fee plus $20 for overdue fines). With Recall, this fine could total $148.
  • Non-receipt of overdue notices does not exempt the borrower from fines.

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