Service Overview

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. 

There are many ways to get help with research at Baker Library. Let us help you get the most from our resources.

  • Use Find Resources for locating library materials.
  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or to ask your own question of library staff.
  • Get research help by phone 617-495-6040, or come to the Stamps Reading Room Service Desk on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • Schedule a research consultation. Be sure to include the following:
    • HBS or HU affiliation
    • when you would like to schedule an appointment
      (appointments are normally available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
    • the nature of your question
    • where you have already looked
  • HBS Faculty, FAs, RAs, and Doctoral students may contact Baker Research Services for assistance with class preparation, data gathering, and in-depth research.
  • For help with historical research using Baker Special Collections, contact the Special Collections Reference Staff by e-mail at specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu, phone 617-495-6411, or come to the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of Baker Library, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

HBS Doctoral Students

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. 

  • HBS Doctoral students may contact Baker Research Services for assistance with class preparation, data gathering, and in-depth research.
  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or to ask your own question of library staff.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.

HBS Alumni

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. 

As members of the HBS alumni community, HBS alumni have lifelong access to Baker Library resources and services. Our team can help alums with a variety of research, business, and professional development needs.

  • Visit Baker Library Services on the HBS Alumni website to get started with your research.
  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or to ask your own question of library staff.
  • Schedule a research consultation. Be sure to include the following information:
    • HBS affiliation
    • when you would like to schedule an appointment
      (appointments are normally available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
    • the nature of your question
    • where you have already looked
  • Get research help by email, phone 617-495-6040, or visit the Stamps Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.

Visiting Researchers

Baker Library welcomes a variety of visiting researchers using our collections. The unique resources and services within Special Collections are available to the global academic research communities.  

For more information regarding access to Baker Library’s Contemporary Collections and databases, please see our Policies.  

  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or to ask your own question of library staff.
  • Need help identifying the best database or developing a great search strategy? Get research help by email, phone 617-495-6040, or come to the Stamps Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.

HU Affliates

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. 

  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or to ask your own question of library staff.
  • Want to meet 1x1 with a librarian? Schedule a research consultation. Be sure to include the following:
    • HU affiliation
    • when you would like to schedule an appointment
      (appointments are normally available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
    • the nature of your question
    • where you have already looked
  • Need help identifying the best database or developing a great search strategy? Get research help by email, phone 617-495-6040, or come to the Stamps Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.

HBS Staff

  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "Where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or “How can I build a list of companies within a specific industry and geography?”.
  • Want to meet 1x1 with a librarian? Schedule a research consultation. Be sure to include the following:
    • HBS affiliation
    • when you would like to schedule an appointment
      (appointments are normally available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
    • the nature of your question
    • where you have already looked
  • Need help identifying the best database or developing a great search strategy? Get research help by email, phone 617-495-6040, or come to the Stamps Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.

HBS MBA Students

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. 

The Curriculum & Learning Services team can help you with career research, course assignments, independent projects, b-plan and startup research and much, much more. Get started with our self-help resources:

  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or “how can I build a list of companies within a specific industry and geography?”.

Or get in touch:

  • Want to meet 1x1 with a librarian? Schedule a research consultation. Be sure to include the following:
  • Need help identifying the best database or developing a great search strategy? Get research help by email, phone 617-495-6040, or come to the Stamps Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.

HBS Faculty

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. 

  • HBS Faculty and their support staff may contact Baker Research Services for assistance with class preparation, data gathering, and in-depth research.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or to ask your own question of library staff.

HBS Executive Education Participants

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. 

  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or “how can I build a list of companies within a specific industry and geography?”.
  • Want to meet 1x1 with a librarian? Schedule a research consultation. Be sure to include the following:
    • HBS affiliation
    • when you would like to schedule an appointment
      (appointments are normally available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
    • the nature of your question
    • where you have already looked
  • Need help identifying the best database or developing a great search strategy? Get research help by email, phone 617-495-6040, or come to the Stamps Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • For research help using Baker Library Special Collections contact us by email, phone 617-495-6411, or visit the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.