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The Yellow Wall of SPIE How to get a PIN
A PIN allows HCO/SAO affiliates to access all resources. Your PIN should not be given to anyone else. Click here to get a PIN.

Spines of journals on shelf Find an article
Full text journal articles may be accessed via Wolbach Library's online journals page, ADS, or other scientific databases.

New Materials Find a book or journal in the Online Catalog
The HOLLIS Catalog of the Harvard Library contains records for millions of items available at Harvard. HOLLIS Classic is also available for use. Harvard's Borrow Direct program enables current faculty, staff, and students to borrow circulating materials that are not available at Harvard.

Card Catalog Can't Find It?
If you can't find what you need, contact library staff or fill out material request form.

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Browse Wolbach's new e-book acquisitions list or suggest an e-book purchase if we don't have what you are looking for.

Wolbach Library Getting Organized
Are you using Mendeley, EndNote, Papers, Zotero, or another software product to organize your personal library? Click here to learn how to transfer personal collections from these software programs to Mendeley Institutional Edition.

Teaching in the Collaborative Space Wolbach's Collaborative Space
Learn about the collaborative space and see currently scheduled events in the lower level of the John G. Wolbach Library. And on your way, stop in our updated lounge and work space, view our Visual Astronomy Display (also available online), and enjoy an espresso.



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    Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

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