Alumni of the following schools may apply for Countway Library borrowing privileges:

  • Harvard Medical School (HMS)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School (HSPH)

Access is not automatic; alumni must apply for a Special Borrower card. The cost of access is $15 for the first year and $5 for annual renewal. The fee is only payable by credit card.

Alumni are not eligible for remote access to electronic resources.

Procedure for New Applicants and Renewals

  • Download the application
  • Complete the form in its entirety and sign
  • Bring the application, a government-issued ID and a credit card to the front desk weekdays between 8:00am and 3:30pm

We will process the application and explain activation. We will also be happy to explain how to use our resources and answer any of your questions. Cards are valid for one year after issue. Please email circinfo@hms.harvard.edu with inquiries.