Technology

Computers and Printing

Computers for access to HOLLIS, other library resources, and email are located next to the circulation desk on the first floor, on the ground floor, lower level, and in the Houghton Reference Room on the second floor. Stand-up kiosks have Internet access only, but all other computers have Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Wireless network access is available on all floors. Network jacks are located throughout the library. For information on connecting to the wireless network at HDS, see Wireless Networking and Printing from the HDS Office of Information Technology and Media Services.

For full-service library computers and wireless network-connected computers,printers are located on the first and second floors as well as the lower level; fees ($0.07 per page) are paid through Crimson Cash. Value may be added to a Harvard ID card or Crimson Cash card by credit card on the Crimson Cash website or at Crimson Cash VTS machines at other University locations. For information on printing through the wireless network at HDS, see Wireless Networking and Printing from the HDS Office of Information Technology and Media Services.

The Student PC Lab, including printers, is located on the lower level of the library.

To report problems with library computers, please contact the HDS Help Desk at 617.496.9111 or hdshelp@hds.harvard.edu.

Photocopying/Scanning

Photocopiers/scanners are located on the lower level and on the first, and second floors.

  • Copiers accept Crimson Cash cards, and Harvard IDs with Crimson Cash value added. Copies are $0.07 per page, using Crimson Cash. Crimson Cash cards are available for purchase at the circulation desk. Value may be added to a Harvard ID card or a Crimson Cash card by credit card on the Crimson Cash website or at Crimson Cash VTS machines at other University locations.
  • Scanning is free of charge, but the scanning function on photocopiers/scanners requires activation using a Crimson Cash card. Visitors without a Crimson Cash card may borrow a Crimson Cash card at the Circulation Desk.

Stand alone scanners are available in the Student PC lab on the lower level.

Microfilm and Microfiche

Most of the microfilm and microfiche collections and readers are located in the room next to the reference desk on the second floor. Access to the collections and readers is self-service and available whenever the library is open. Assistance is available from reference and circulation staff. Printers are attached to analog readers. Digital scans can also be saved on a USB flash drive or sent as a digital file to personal email accounts or cloud storage drives.