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HCL Welcomes Freshmen with Annual Open House


Thinking about coming to the Freshman Open House? Check this out.


August 21, 2012 – Just about all Harvard students will find the need to use the library at some point in their academic career. The catch is that here, there are more than 70 libraries to choose from.

To ensure members of the Class of 2016 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 Thursday, August 30, 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 an alumninum darbuka, a ukulele, earbud headphones, an X-mini capsule speaker, and levitation games, will also be awarded.