Get It!

Get It! is the term for Harvard Library tools and services that facilitate accessing books and articles.

Students on Leave of Absence

If you decide to take a leave of absence from the GSD, your access to library resources is restricted during the time you are on leave. If you will be returning to graduate from the GSD and you have research or course work to complete while on leave that requires you to borrow library materials or use electronic resources, you may pay a facilities fees to the GSD.


GSD Alumni interested in borrowing privileges may apply for a Special Borrower card in the Harvard Library Privileges Office.

Two types of Special Borrower cards are available to GSD Alumni:

  • Borrowing privileges at the Frances Loeb Library for one year: no cost
  • Borrowing privileges at the Frances Loeb Library AND borrowing privileges at the following libraries for one year: $200
    • Andover-Harvard Theological Library
    • Cabot Science Library
    • Loeb Music Library
    • Fine Arts Library
    • McKay Library
    • Harvard-Yenching Library
    • Tozzer Library
    • Widener Library
    • Wolbach Library

In addition, all Harvard Alumni have access to a number of online resources available through the Harvard Library.


Use of the Library by visitors without a Harvard ID is restricted to individuals pursuing research in the design fields, and is at the discretion of the Library.

Visitors may apply for the FLL Day Pass at the Service Desk. This pass allows patrons to use library materials on-site. Borrowing privileges are not included.  A photo ID is required for registration. The FLL Day Pass is valid for the day on which it is issued.

Visitors who wish to borrow from the Frances Loeb Library may apply for a Special Borrower Card in Harvard Library Privileges Office. This card is available for a fee of $250 per year, or $100 for four months.

Disabilities Statement

The Frances Loeb Library is responsive to the needs of our patrons. Assistance accessing library collections on the lower level via the west lobby elevator can be arranged by contacting the service desk at 617-495-9163. Please see Harvard Library for additional services.