Virtual Research Assistance

Library staff are available to assist you remotely Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 6:00pm, and Sunday from 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Eastern Time).

Visit our Ask Us page to reach us via email or chat, or to schedule a Zoom consultation or training session.


Access to the  Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

The Baker Library | Bloomberg Center lobby and the Stamps Reading Room are open to current HBS affiliates. Special Collections' de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room is closed.

Please see our Hours page for more information.


Access to physical library items  

Items from Baker’s collections are available to current HBS faculty, doctoral & MBA students, and staff.  Important note: For items from other libraries, see below for Lamont Library pick-up. 


Items from Baker’s collections are available to current Harvard faculty, students, and staff at Lamont Library.  The Lamont pick-up service provides access to books from across the Harvard Library system.


Expanded access to e- books

We are actively expanding our collection of e-books to facilitate research.  Harvard Library has collected a list of open access e-books and other resources that publishers have recently made available.

If you do not find what you need in HOLLIS, please email or use Ask Us to suggest a purchase.


Database access

Most of our databases are available remotely via HarvardKey or HBS intranet.  If you are unable to access the Stamps Reading Room to use one of the few in-library databases, please Ask Us for assistance.


Faculty & Doctoral Services

Baker Research Services continues to support faculty research needs during this time.  

For research assistance, HBS faculty, research assistants, and doctoral students may contact Alex Caracuzzo at  or call 617-495-2492.  

For research data sourcing and licensing, contact Katy McNeill at  or call 617-495-5310.


Baker Library Special Collections

Special Collections staff are working remotely. Librarians and archivists are available to:

  • Support HBS and HU faculty to provide content for courses and help develop virtual learning experiences for students
  • Provide in-depth reference via email, phone, or web conference to determine the scope of your research project and evaluate how staff can best meet your needs remotely.
  • Direct you to relevant digital resources
  • Assist you in planning future research visits or reproduction requests

Please reach out to us at so we can work together to meet your research needs.