Harvard/Yale Library Access Pilot Program

The libraries at Harvard University and Yale University have unique borrowing policies and charge access fees for users not affiliated with the institution.  To support the research needs of UMass Amherst faculty and researchers at Harvard College Library and Yale University Library, Vice Chancellor Michael Malone has established a pilot program to underwrite fees for our faculty (tenured or tenure-track) to access these libraries.  Total funding for the pilot project is $5,000.  While there will be no out-of-pocket expense for the participating faculty, individuals will be responsible for all materials that they borrow from these libraries, including any fines or fees incurred.

How to Apply


  • Ongoing

Library Request Forms

  • Harvard College Library Access Request Form (pdf) (word)
  • Yale University Library Access Request Form (pdf) (word)


For more information

Please contact Lisa Liebowitz at 545-3881 or by email.