Purchasing Journals / Books
Order Books Direct
Placing orders with Total Information, Inc.
- Total Information, Inc., one of our trusted vendors, has created the HBS Portal especially for Harvard Business School faculty and staff. The portal can be accessed here.
- To place an order, you need a username and password for the site. Please contact for the username and password.
- Total Information, Inc. accepts orders for many different kinds of items in many different formats including books in any format, cds, dvds, back issues of journals, electronic documents, etc. They do not handle journal subscriptions.
- All orders must be paid for using your 33-digit charge code.
- All orders are sent directly to your office on campus. There is no delivery off campus at this time.
- Please contact if you have any questions or problems.
Purchasing Materials for Faculty and Staff Offices
Baker staff is committed to providing timely acquisition of books, subscriptions, and other materials for faculty and staff research and office collections.
Placing Orders/ Renewals
- Use the Purchase Request Form.
- For book orders, we will try to obtain the most recent, least expensive edition of an item unless otherwise specified. We will purchase used books on request or if a book is out of print. You will be notified if a book is out of print, delayed, not yet published, more than $200, or unavailable.
- For new subscription requests, we will request that subscriptions begin with the next available issue unless you specify otherwise. We can get back issues of many journals.
- Journal subscriptions can be renewed by sending renewal notices to Donna Popky, Baker Library B71B.
- Materials are the property of HBS and will be delivered only to an on-campus address.
- For questions or concerns about an order, contact .
Types of Materials
- Working papers
- Journal and newspaper subscriptions (print or electronic)
- Memberships to professional organizations.
- Video and audio recordings
- Normal delivery time on books is 5-10 days. International and out of print titles may take longer.
- If you need an item more quickly, please select a desired shipping time on the purchase request form. Additional fees and shipping charges may be added for rush orders. The standard fee for rush orders is $10.00 plus expedited shipping charges.
- New journal subscriptions generally take 4-6 weeks for delivery to begin.