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The Harrison Libraries provide a wide range of services and resources to all University of Hartford students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
We Can Help!
Have a question about your library account?
Call or visit the service desk at Mortensen Library (860.768.4264) or Allen Library (860.768.4491).
Want to contact someone in a specific department?
Find a staff member's email or phone number using the listing by department.
Using Library Resources
The Harrison Libraries house physical materials you can use in the building or borrow and take with you. We also provide access to a wide range of electronic resources available on campus to all users and off campus to students, faculty, and staff.
A Library Nook
The library has numerous group study spaces available to all library users. We know that the library is a popular destination for studying, collaborative project work, and a range of other creative activities. We have plenty of spaces to fit your needs.
A New Reality
UHart is at the cutting edge of new technologies, driving development and creating the next generation of scientists, developers and entrepreneurs. Virtual and augmented reality technologies are at the frontier of development right now; and change is happening at a frenetic pace.
Take a Break
Starbucks, the most popular place to get coffee on campus, is located inside the Harrison Libraries building. It has a large variety of beverages, grab and go food, snacks, baked goods, and Starbucks merchandise.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services allow students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials not owned by the Harrison Libraries from other libraries around the world.Learn more about ILL
Open Educational Resources (OER) materials are low- to no-cost to students and available in multiple formats for different learning styles.Learn about UHart's OER initiatives
A learning community offering courses and lectures for adults, taught by leading University professors and scholars.
Learn all about the latest happenings in the library, and what our staff are doing to improve our resources and services.
Our borrowing policies vary depending on the item type, holding library, and whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, alumni, or other user. See our borrowing policies for more information.
There are a wide range of choices!
We have C-Pods and tables with with computer monitors on the main level of the building, and private rooms on the third floor (check out a key at the Mortensen circulation desk).
For rooms with special listening and viewing equipment, try one of the Allen Library listening/viewing rooms.
If you just need some comfy chairs or a table, try exploring our many open study spaces on all three floors of the building!
The Libraries do not own all textbooks for all university courses. However, some select textbooks may be on reserve for your course, and (less often) may be available on the main shelves. Search for your class in our Course Reserves lists, or search the book title and author in the library catalog.
The libraries employ a large number of student workers, both with and without work-study awards. Pick up an application at the Allen or Mortensen circulation desk, or find more information on our Employment page.