HCL's Relationship to the University Library System
There are 73 libraries at Harvard that constitute the Harvard University Library system, with combined holdings of over 16 million items. More than 11 million of those items are part of the collection of the Harvard College Library (HCL), which is a centrally administered unit within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and includes Cabot Science, Fine Arts, Fung, Harvard-Yenching, Houghton, Lamont, Loeb Music, Pusey (Harvard Map Collection, Harvard Theatre Collection), Tozzer, and Widener libraries and the Harvard Film Archive. The libraries associated with the graduate schools and departmental libraries are managed locally. Heads of the libraries meet in the University Library Council, chaired by the Director of the Harvard University Library (HUL), to address University-wide library issues. For more information about services provided by HUL see Harvard University Library. See the Harvard Libraries site for a complete listing of all University libraries.