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Library & Research Services’ collections support the mission of the School. Through expert curation and innovative collaborations, LRS’ collections enable and disseminate the HKS community’s scholarly contributions. LRS works closely with our community to build, improve, and create our collections.

Guiding Principles

Support: LRS will strive to meet the research and curriculum needs of HKS through communication and partnerships with faculty, students, fellows, and staff.

Inclusion: LRS will work to foster inclusion among members of the community and actively engage in conversations to provide resources that meet the community’s continually changing and diverse needs.

Adaptability: LRS will maintain awareness of the current and upcoming subject interests of HKS and be flexible and creative about providing access to materials in a variety of formats.


LRS accepts donations of digital and physical items to our collection on a limited basis when they are compatible with the Library's collecting philosophy and enhance or complete its selection effort. LRS reserves the right to limit such gifts to those which are substantially beneficial and are cost-effective to receive, catalog, process, maintain, and preserve. LRS assumes ownership of all donations and reserves the right to add donated materials to its collections or discard them as appropriate. Contact LRS with your donation-related inquiries.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of HKS’ work and our community’s diversity, LRS collects in a broad range of relevant subjects. These include but are not exclusive to HKS Policy Topics

Browse our general collection of books, journals, and databases, and explore our collection highlights below. Members of the HKS community can visit our Knet site for details on how to access collection materials.


HKS faculty disseminate their research in publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation.


The DIB Collection represents the multitude of identities and backgrounds that make up our vibrant community.


Behind the Book is a video series that dives into books authored by HKS faculty.


The Political Buttons at HKS Collection includes 1,500+ political buttons from the 20th century onward, representing U.S. political campaigns, social movements, and more.


DASH is Harvard's central open-access repository. It hosts scholarly work by HKS affiliates, including faculty, Centers, and students.


Since 2017, LRS has used Archive-It to preserve the schools web content, including its centers and initiatives, the HKS magazine, and student publications.


HKS student-run journals and newspaper showcase student research and opinions on a variety of policy areas. LRS has digitized all available past issues.

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Keely Wilczek, Manager of Collections & Library Services



Keely has almost thirty years of experience in libraries, academic and public, including more than a decade at HKS. She oversees all aspects of LRS’ collections, both print and digital, and is the point of contact for use of library spaces and requests for new library services. Keely collaborates closely with HKS IT, the Office of Career Advancement, the Communications Program, Harvard Library, and library staff at Harvard’s other professional schools to provide patrons with expertise, services, and resources across HKS and beyond. She has an AB in Classics from Kenyon College and a MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.