Library Proxy accounts are strictly for individuals conducting research on behalf of a member of the Harvard teaching faculty. This credential is not for personal research or personal access to library resources.

The Faculty sponsor may have up to 5 active proxies. The Faculty sponsor assumes responsibility for all fines and other liabilities from the account. All correspondence related to the proxy account goes to the Faculty sponsor, not the proxy.

Application Procedure

Faculty sponsor must complete the online application form.

Please contact us if you have difficulty accessing the application form.

Once the library receives the Library Proxy application, staff will contact the applicant to complete the process which will include vaccine verification per the Harvard Library vaccination requirement policyPlease note that vaccination documentation will not be collected. Please do not email your documentation. 

Please note that renewals must follow the same procedure as initial applications.

Please email us with any questions about this process.