Student Computing Resources

Harvard Divinity School provides personal computers, printers, and scanners for student use. Many of them are located in Andover-Harvard Theological Library and are available during regular library hours.

For information on student computer support through the Walk-in Support Center, please visit Software and Computer Purchasing and Repairs.

Equipment in Andover-Harvard Theological Library

On the library's first floor, two scanners and a printer are located across from the circulation desk. In addition, there are eight public computers with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office 365 software installed, as well as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Adobe Acrobat.

On the second floor, all public computers have Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office 365 software installed, as well as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Adobe Acrobat. In addition, five computers have Accordance software, one has Adobe Creative Cloud, and two have Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. Computers with special software are clearly labeled.

For students who prefer to use their own laptops, two 24” monitors, keyboards, and mice have been added to the standing desk areas behind the computers on the second floor. Students are encouraged to bring their own cables to connect to the monitors, which have DVI, HDMI, and VGA ports. Or, students can check out a cable at the circulation desk on the first floor.

Room 202 on the second floor has a black-and-white printer, a color laser printer, and a scanner. A second black-and-white printer is in the middle of the room, near the quiet study area. Please see Wireless Networking and Printing for printing instructions.

Using Student Computing Resources

Do not store files on the hard drives of these computers; all data is erased every time the computer is rebooted. Please email your work to yourself, or copy it to external media, before you leave.

Installing or modifying software on HDS computers is not permitted.

Please use headphones for any program playing sounds and/or music. Headphones are not provided; please bring your own.

Please follow Andover-Harvard Theological Library policies regarding food and drink.

As in any public place, do not leave your belongings unattended.

Getting Help

Academic Technology Consultants from the HDS Office of IT and Media Services are available for consultations in 60 Oxford Street, room 202A during regularly scheduled office hours (during the academic year) and by appointment (year-round). Email coursesites@hds.harvard.edu to make an appointment.

During the academic year, Academic Technology Consultants are often available in Andover-Harvard Theological Library as well; look for them on the second floor at the computer next to the print release station.

If no consultant is on duty, please call the Harvard University IT Help Desk at 617.495.7777 or email ithelp@harvard.edu. If your problem occurs outside of regular business hours and cannot be resolved over the phone, your call will be logged and a technician will get back to you on the next business day.