Service Overview

Self-service book orders:

Most books, unless esoteric and/or hard-to-find, should be purchased using one of the following options:

  • HBS faculty and staff can set up accounts and order books to be charged to their 33-digit account code. Click on the Login icon to register for an account using an HBS email.
  • If cannot supply the book when needed, a request can be made to Book and subscription orders  to order the book.
  • Purchase books using a personal credit card and submit it through Concur for reimbursement.

Subscriptions and memberships:

Baker staff can assist with many individual faculty subscriptions and memberships. Please contact Book and subscription orders with questions.

Usage and delivery information for materials purchased through Baker Library:

  • Books: For esoteric or hard-to-find books, we will help you obtain the most recent, least expensive edition of an item unless otherwise specified.
  • New subscriptions: We will request that subscriptions begin with the next available issue unless you specify otherwise. We can get back issues of many journals.
  • Subscription renewals: Send renewal notices to
  • Materials are the property of HBS and will be delivered only to an HBS address.
  • Normal delivery time on books is 5-10 days. International and out of print titles may take longer.
  • New journal subscriptions generally take 4-6 weeks for delivery to begin.