TLG and TLL access


Full TLG access is available at three computers that have been designated as TLG workstations.

  1. Boylston, 2nd floor, Mass. Ave. side (available to Classics concentrators and others with FAS login).
  2. Boylston 212 (available to keyholders).
  3. Smyth Library, back corridor (available to those with card access to Smyth).

Note that availablility is limited to the usual hours when you can enter Boylston or Widener and that you may need separate key or ID card access to the floors and/or rooms containing the workstations.

Changes to the TLG website have made it less obvious how to access the search interface without needing a login. From one of the TLG workstations, you need to go to either:

or (then click on “Link to the original site”; once there, click “Institutions” under “Subscribers”)

UPDATE (Feb. 2017): The TLG now requires all users to register (i.e. create an account) and log into their personal account when using the TLG. This applies when using institutional workstations or when using the “open access” parts of the TLG (e.g. the abridged TLG, lexica).

Until July 31, 2009, Harvard affiliates with an ID and PIN could use the TLG online from any computer. A substantial price increase made it impossible to renew that institutional subscription.

Abridged TLG

A selection of TLG texts is available for searching and browsing online for free. It includes some of the most commonly read authors, such as Homer, Hesiod, Bacchylides, Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Plutarch, Thucydides, Xenophon, Demosthenes, Lysias, Aristotle, and Plato. Start at this page


Harvard affiliates have access to the online TLL via this link

If you have already authenticated on your computer for another reason (e.g. “my.harvard”), you may not need to do so again.