Baker Library MBA 2004 Orientation

Baker Library Orientation tours were held August 22 from 1-4 p.m. and August 23 from 1-3 p.m. New MBA students were treated to a tour of the Reading Room and invited to make a quick visit to the Kress Room, where a collection of older, rare materials are housed.

A second part of the orientation is an online component, called “TOAST” (Task-Oriented Assessment & Self-Training), which is available to students via MyHBS and the Baker Library home page. “TOAST” is a just-in-time, user-controlled learning/instructional tool that illustrates how the library is useful to MBA students.

Whether or not you attended an orientation tour, you can use TOAST’s eight modules to learn more about using Baker Library effectively. Modules include demonstrations on how to use Baker Catalog,, OneSource, and Investext to complete a targeted research function that most students say they needed to complete during their time at HBS.

The URL for TOAST is and we encourage you to join over 650 of your fellow students who have already logged in to take a look.

You Wanted To Know:
Baker Q&A from Actual Students

Question: I am an HBS student and I wondered if my partner could use Baker Library.

Yes, current HBS student spouses/partners may use Baker Library and borrow books. You must accompany your partner/spouse to the service desk when he/she applies for a library card. Make sure your partner brings a picture I.D. and you, as always, should bring your Harvard student I.D.

Once your partner has obtained a Baker Library card, he or she can visit the library whenever it’s open without you present. For more information on access to the library, see the “Library Policies and Services” page on TOAST (Task Oriented Assessment and Training) at //

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