Our goals for this list are threefold: to create strong community connections with students and alumni and a sense of ownership over our shared space, to cover foundational gaps in our library, and to cultivate sources that reflect the diversity of backgrounds and interests in our community!
So here’s how it works:
Take a look at our wish list at this link! These books were chosen by the community with the above goals in mind.
Take a look around your libraries, see what books on our list you might have lying around. Our preference would be for used books, but if you’re willing to purchase some as well, we would be grateful.
If you’re committed to sending us a book, please comment on the document that your book is covered on the wish list (this will help us avoid doubles). We would love for you to include a personal note! (Though you may choose to remain anonymous). Then please ship it to us at:
Harvard Islamic Society
Student Organization Center at Hilles
Box # 61
59 Shepard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
We’re very excited about this initiative, and appreciate your generosity in advance! Inshallah, these sources will continue to benefit, guide, and empower the Muslim community at Harvard for years to come.
Many thanks! Jazakum Allahu Khairan,
The Harvard Islamic Society