About the Libraries

The Harrison Libraries provide information resources and related services to all University of Hartford students, faculty, staff, and visitors. They are named in honor of Walter Harrison, the University's fifth and longest-serving president.

The Libraries include: Allen Library, Mortensen Library, and University Archives. Learn more about our libraries and collections.

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Student reading a book in the library

The Libraries' physical collections include books, printed music, journals, CDs, DVDs, and more.
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Our online collections include journals, eBooks, research databases, streaming audio and video, and more.
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Students working in the library

The Libraries provide a wide range of services, including library material borrowing, research help, classroom instruction, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and more.


The Libraries provide computers, printers, scanners, listening/viewing equipment, laptops, camcorders, calculators, and more.

More About Technology

The Libraries have a variety of rooms and spaces for classes, meetings, group study, and for listening to and viewing audio/visual materials.

More about Workspaces


The Libraries' professional librarians, paraprofessional staff members, and student workers strive to provide high-quality services and resources to all library users.

Starbucks at the Goodwin Café

Students studying in Starbucks

Named for Dorothy Goodwin, who was a state legislator and a life member of the Mortensen Library Board of Visitors, Starbucks® at the Goodwin Café is located on the main level of the library, to the left as you enter the front doors. The menu includes beverages, pastries, sandwiches, and more.