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Bound Journal Circulation Pilot Project

Harvard-Yenching Library only

As of July 1, 2007, the Harvard-Yenching Library is participating in a two-year pilot project aimed to determine the feasibility of circulating bound periodicals, yearbooks, and monograph series. The goal of this project is to assist Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars in taking full advantage of the vast resources within Harvard’s library system.

The following guidelines for usage will apply:

  • Once the patron has selected bound journals for checkout, there will be a 30-minute waiting period while library staff members prepare the items for circulation (i.e., create item records). Patrons will be notified when the items are ready for pickup.
  • The loan period for bound journals is 14-days only with no possibility for renewal. An item may be recalled by another patron. There is a guaranteed seven-day loan period in case of recall.
  • Loose journal issues must stay within the Harvard-Yenching Library and cannot be circulated.
  • Bound journals will not circulate through InterLibrary Loan; articles will be made available through document delivery.

Please note that language bibliographers may, in some cases, determine that certain bound volumes are too fragile to be circulated.