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Policies and Procedures
The Berenson Library is a research facility whose primary mission is to support the research needs of current appointees of the Harvard Center and, secondarily, those of former I Tatti appointees and the Harvard University community. The library also welcomes other qualified scholars holding at least the Master’s degree or its equivalent, who may apply for a reader's card valid for one year and renewable without limit. Exceptions for students or others may be made only on written request to the Director of the library.
Responsibilities of Patrons
Bags and Backpacks: All bags, briefcases, and packs must be deposited in the lockers provided for this purpose at the entrance of the library. Only very small purses or clear plastic bags are permitted within the library.
Quiet Study: Help maintain an environment of quiet study throughout the Library by keeping conversations essential, brief, and quiet. The Granaio Commons Room may be used for lengthy conversation. Music players should be used with headphones set at low volume so as not to disturb others.
Borrowing books and other items
Anyone with a valid Berenson Library reader's card or Harvard ID may borrow most library materials for varying lengths of time. Materials of all kinds must be consulted on site, and are never to be removed from the main complex of the Library, studies, and Villa.
Interlibrary Loan and Scan & Deliver (Harvard ID Holders Only)
Current I Tatti appointees and other Harvard affiliates with an active HUID may request materials that are not owned by the Berenson Library either through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or the Scan & Deliver service.
Reproduction and Photocopying / Scanning
Print Materials: Photocopying and scanning of most library materials is permitted, subject to current fees and within guidelines aimed at protecting materials from damage and at conforming to copyright law.