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Harvard Will Save You From Your Copyright Crisis

This fall the Harvard Library system is launching its “Copyright First Responder” program.

At the Microphone
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy Family and Administration Sought to Establish Memorial at Harvard

In the months that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, realizing the late President’s wish that his national memorial consist of three parts—a museum, a library, and a political institute—and that it stand next to the Harvard campus.

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7 Best Library Bag Checker Conversation Starters

Some will greet you with a “good evening” at 12 in the afternoon, and others seem to only know one word, “books.” For all those times that you’ve wanted to take the conversation a little further, we present the Top 7 Bag Checker Conversation Starters!

Listen up!
Student Life

Listen Up!: Library Shenanigans, Dean Pfister, and Tutor Troubles

Welcome back to Listen Up! Your trusted Flyby advisers—two uniquely unqualified, naïve, decidedly uninteresting sophomores—are back with the latest advice and invaluable counsel.

Harvard Medical School

One Year after Marathon Bombings, Countway Library’s Digital Archive Commemorates Emergency Medical Response

The Countway Library of Medicine is continuing its efforts to expand “Strong Medicine,” a digital archive that captures and compiles the stories of last year’s emergency respondents.

On Campus

In Search of the Mask

For the past few years, professor Sean D. Kelly, chair of Harvard’s Philosophy Department, has been searching for a copy of Blaise Pascal’s death mask that just might be lost in Harvard’s collection. After little success, he recently offered an automatic A to any student in his “Existentialism in Literature and Film” class who can find the mask.

Practicarum Book
Harvard Law School

The Real Skinny: Harvard Books Not Bound in Human Flesh

Eight years ago, on February 2, 2006, The Harvard Crimson published an unreasonably long, rather boring but cleverly titled article, “The Skinny on Harvard’s Rare Book Collection.” The exposé revealed the identities of three rare books covered in human skin. Get it? Skinny. Skin-ny. HA. I almost chuckled a little.

Perfect pitch

From the Harvard Library to Fenway, Red Sox Organist Says He's Ready for Opener

When Joshua Kantor is not playing the Organ at famed Fenway Park, he works as a Harvard librarian.

Tangled up in Blue
On Campus

Tangled up in Blue

Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day, the Harvard Graduate School of Education lights the Gutman Library in blue on Wednesday night. The library's illumination is part of a global initiative.

Blue Ivy
On Campus

Blue Ivy

Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day, the Harvard Graduate School of Education lights the Gutman Library in blue on Wednesday night. The library's illumination is part of a global initiative.

Edward Lear Collection at Houghton

Harvard's Very Own Wikipedian

For seniors who have been slow on the uptake, it’s probably time to get a job. The cash flow from your bank account has slowed to a trickle and the care packages from your parents are no more. Luckily, to supplement your lavish Harvard lifestyle of sushi in Lamont and midnight Tasty Burger, there’s a perfect job opening for you.


Libraries Install New Program to Speed Up Exit Times

Secure Exit, implemented in Widener and Lamont Libraries, will use a barcode scanner to check whether books are authorized to leave those libraries.


Study Spots Outside the Harvard Bubble

Let’s be real, Lamont during reading period is a rough place to be. Hordes of stressed, sleep-deprived and unbathed undergraduates camp out in those wooden desks for days at a time, frantic, dazed, and very short tempered. Flyby has attempted time and time again to prevent our readers from joining the ranks of the Lamonsters. This time around, we've decided to bring you options completely outside the Harvard bubble, and most offer WiFi!

Harvard Law School

National Treasures: In the Harvard Law School Library Collection

Although the Harvard Law School library has a tremendous collection of scholarly legal materials, its halls are not above housing the most modest of items: a lunch box. The small tin box was used by Holmes each day as he sat on the highest bench in America, helping to feed one of the greatest legal minds of American history.



Dance at the fair

Survey Part I: Get To Know Harvard’s Class of 2018

Freshman Survey Cover

Class of 2018: By the Numbers


An Evil Woman

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days