Other Harvard Library Catalogs

Google Book Search for Harvard


This new, Harvard-specific version of Google Book Search offers users the option to search the full text of all books available in Google Book Search—whether contributed by Harvard, another library, or the publisher. Users of GBS for Harvard will see “Find at Harvard University” links displayed with every item in a search-result set. By clicking these links, library users reach individual catalog records when exact matches are found in HOLLIS—together with information on location and availability within the Harvard library system. If an exact match in HOLLIS is not found, a pre-populated HOLLIS search screen opens, making it easy for the patron to launch a new HOLLIS search session.

The Visual Information Access (VIA) system


The Visual Information Access (VIA) system is a union catalog of visual resources at Harvard. It includes information about slides, photographs, objects, and artifacts in the University’s libraries, museums, and archives. Approximately 50% of the records in VIA contain digital images.

Online Archival Search Information System (OASIS)


The Online Archival Search Information System (OASIS) provides centralized access to a growing percentage of finding aids for archival and manuscript collections at Harvard. These finding aids are detailed descriptions of collections that contain a wide variety of source materials, including letters, diaries, photographs, drawings, printed material, and objects.

Harvard Geospatial Library (HGL)


The Harvard Geospatial Library is a system for the discovery, analysis, mapping, and delivery of geospatial data. It is also possible to pass on coordinates from external applications in order to plot or draw your own data on top of HGL maps.