HBS Faculty and Staff have unparalleled support from the team of experts at Baker Library. Whether you are beginning to explore a new idea or are ready to share your research after years of work, we are here to support you.

Featured services for Faculty and Staff:

HBS Working Knowledge

Research Data Archiving

Research Data Program

For a full list of library services for Faculty and Staff, please see below.


The Analytics team, led by Karen Golden​, can work with you to establish or refine the tracking, analysis and reporting of user behaviors on your website or other digital initiative.

Archiving Faculty Research

Donate your research to the HBS Archives. 

Book Delivery

HBS faculty can now have books delivered directly to their office. 

Borrow Direct & Interlibrary Loan

Harvard Library tools and services that facilitate the access & delivery of books and articles from Borrow Direct affiliated libraries and interlibrary loan (borrowing from other libraries).

Buying and Licensing Data

If the data you need requires a Data Use Agreement, or a purchase out of your research budget, we will facilitate that process.


Do you want to schedule a research consultation with a Baker librarian? Find out more about how we can help.

Course Services

Learn how Baker Library provides course services to support both your teaching and your students' learning.

Data Analysis

Baker Library can help you in the early stages of a research project to test your concepts and streamline your research process or computer programs.

Data Creation & Data Collection

Baker Library's deep expertise with the licensed and publically available databases, as well as print collections, enables us to efficiently and effectively download, scrape, merge, and clean data from disparate sources

Data Deposit Service

Baker Library staff can help faculty to share their data. 

Data Permissions

For data that is to be distributed, reproduced, or scraped, we offer services for evaluating terms of use for websites and datasets, obtaining permissions for copyrighted datasets that are openly accessible, and identifying the proper person for the researcher to contact for permissions and questions about data.

Digital Image Requests from Special Collections

Reproduction information

Fact Checking and Background Information

We can provide you with fact checking and background information for media interviews, teaching prep, and case writing.

Faculty Papers Program

Baker Library provides secure storage of faculty research and teaching files through the Faculty Papers Program. 

Faculty Purchase Requests

Baker staff is committed to providing timely acquisition of books, subscriptions, and other materials for faculty research and office collections.

HBS Working Knowledge

Staffed by a small team of experienced journalists, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge publishes accessible feature articles about faculty research (and practice) for an audience of business practitioners.  We also publish brief summaries of every working paper published through HBS. Our goal: to explain the practical relevance of economic research to a non-academic audience. 

Library Course Materials (Course Reserves & Durable Links)

HBS faculty and staff may request links to database content for posting to the course platform or physical books for library reserves.

Literature/Article Searches

We can leverage your time and add value to your research by conducting a literature search to support your work, whether it be for a research project, for teaching prep, or to support your cases, articles, or books.

Metadata Management

The Metadata team, led by Erin Wise, can work with you to create or improve the metadata for your information product (ex: website, database, newsletters).


Baker Library publishes a range of newsletters every week for different HBS audiences. 

Records Management Services

Records management staff provide guidance and resources for all stages in the records and information lifecycle, from creating records through destruction of non-permanent records or the transfer of permanent records to the HBS Archives.

Research Assistance

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.

Research Fellowships at Baker Library

Information on fellowships that include support for research at Baker Library.

Research Services - Special Collections

Research archivists and librarians are available to work with you on your research project, identifying potential resources within the full range of materials in Special Collections. Interested in the history of HBS? Our research staff can conduct in-depth research within the HBS Archives for HBS faculty and staff. 

In addition, we offer name search services within our most heavily used collection, the R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Reports

Research Services-Special Collections

Research archivists and librarians are available to work with you to identify and review potential resources for your research project.

Semantic Search Management

The Semantic Search team, led by Carol Ellerbeck, works to continually improve the search experience on the Baker Library website by analyzing search statistics; identifying, reviewing and developing vocabularies and entities; managing search pipelines, and more.

Taxonomy Development

The taxonomy team, led by Donna Popky, can work with you to research, define, create, and integrate topics, industry and location for the content on your HBS websites, in your research, or in any information product.


Baker Library provides workshops, presentations and information sessions for faculty, students and alumni; as well as directly to students in the classroom. Learn more about our presentations, including how to schedule one for your course or club.