Baker Library welcomes a variety of visiting researchers using our collections. 

The unique resources and services within Special Collections and Archives are available to the global research communities.  

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

For a full list of library services for visiting researchers, please see below:

Digital Image Requests from Special Collections and Archives

Reproduction information

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 Tours

Tours are available for the HBS and Harvard communities in different formats to meet a variety of needs. We also offer tours to other visitors on a limited basis depending on the purpose of the tour and the availability of staff guides.

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 Consultations

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

Research Fellowships at Baker Library

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

Research Services for the R.G. Dun & Co. Collection

Special Collections and Archives reference archivists can conduct a search for individual business or personal names in the R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Reports collection. Arranged geographically, by state or territory, the R.G. Dun & Co. credit ledgers are a rich source of information about American business from the 1840s-1890s.