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Freshman Open House: Come for the Food and Prizes, Stay for the Tours

August 10, 2011 – Whether it’s to research an assignment or find a quiet study space, at some point, nearly all Harvard students find themselves using the libraries. The catch is that here there are more than 70 to choose from.

To ensure members of the Class of 2015 are familiar with the libraries they’re most likely to use during their freshman year, Harvard College Library will hold its annual Freshman Open House on August 29, from 2-5 p.m. Dubbed “Lamont & Beyond,” the event will be held in Lamont Library – probably the best place on campus to pull an all-nighter, with round-the-clock hours and a café that’s open until 3 a.m.

The open house will include tours of Lamont, food, the chance to meet and talk with librarians from other libraries, and information about library resources. Representatives from the Bureau of Study Counsel, which offers tutoring services to undergraduates, and the Language Resource Center, which assists students taking foreign-language courses, will also be on hand.

Last but not least, students will be eligible to enter a raffle to win a grand prize of a Klean Kanteen water bottle, two tickets to the Museum of Science, two tickets to the New England Aquarium, two AMC Theatres movie passes, two Brattle Cinema passes, an MBTA Charlie Card, a Professor Pathfinder map and snack foods. Six runner-up prizes, including a pair of wireless headphones, a mini-projector, a board game, a ukulele, earbud headphones and a watch that features a hidden flash drive, will also be awarded.