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Mortensen Library (General Collections)     

Allen Library (Music/Dance)

Reference: 860.768.4142

Circulation: 860.768.4264

Reference: 860.768.4404

Circulation: 860.768.4491

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  • For most questions, please inquire at the Mortensen Library Reference Desk.
  • For music/dance questions, please inquire at the Allen Library Service Desk.
  • Directions to the libraries
  • Floor Plans of the libraries, including call number locations
  • Hours, including exceptions from regular hours


Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Harrison Libraries.

Research Tutorial

These short lessons are designed to introduce you to the major tools you will use to conduct research. The focus is on tools accessible through a computer linked to the Libraries.

Library Instruction

Both Mortensen Library and Allen Library offer one-on-one assistance and instruction to all users in the libraries. Formal classroom instruction is also available for students and faculty both in the library and in classes. For a listing of services, see the Mortensen Library and Allen Library instruction pages.

Wireless Access

The University has established Wireless Network Zones around campus where you can connect your portable, wireless-capable computer to the University network and the Internet.

Off-Campus Access

University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff with current University e-mail accounts have access to online course reserve readings and subscription databases.

Subject Selectors

Listing of library staff members who select new library materials on certain topics. If you have purchase suggestions, you may contact these individuals by email or phone. You may also use our online form to Suggest a Purchase. If you need research assistance, please contact us.

Library Definitions

A listing of definitions used in the library system.

Items within the Harrison Libraries are organized according to the Library of Congress classification system, which allows items to be physically grouped together by subject.