Access to Online Resources

Use Harvard Library as an Alum describes online resources licensed for alum use.  The resources include ATLASerials (full-text scholarly journals in the field of religion), JSTOR, Oxford English Dictionary, Project Muse, and Sage journals.

Research help is available! Connect with a subject expert to work on any research-related question, problem, or skill.

Visiting Harvard Divinity School Library

  • Sign our visitor log and present a photo ID.
  • Or, use your borrowing card to enter.


All Harvard alums are eligible to apply for a borrowing card at no charge.  

Circulating items

  • Regular loan items have 28 day loan periods. 
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  • All regular loan items are subject to recall.
  • Regular loan items do not include reserve materials, multimedia items, or equipment.

Noncirculating items that must be used in the library

  • Reference collection
  • Bound periodicals
  • Microform and microfiche
  • Special Collections materials
  • Faculty books on display


Circulating items may be renewed up to five times. Items can be renewed by providing library staff with your user ID number and the barcode numbers on those items, using any of the following methods:

  • Email the circulation staff
  • Phone the circulation desk: 617.495.5788
  • Bring the items to the circulation desk during open hours.

After the fifth renewal, each item must be brought back to the circulation desk. At that time, it may be possible to renew the items again.