Planning a Research Visit

Researchers please note:

Beginning Monday, April 1, 2019, please use the HOLLIS SPECIAL REQUEST online form to request items from University Archives collections, to order reproductions, and to keep track of individual item requests.


The Harvard University Archives is open to all researchers; a Harvard affiliation is not required.

The Archives is located in Pusey Library in Harvard Yard, next to Widener Library. Click here for a map.

Researchers will need a Harvard University photo ID to enter Pusey Library. To obtain a temporary Harvard photo ID, please visit the Library Privileges Office on the main floor of Widener Library. Click here for a map.

Contact the Archives at least five business days before a visit, as many collections are stored off site and restrictions on access apply to some collections.

The Archives reading room hours are 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These hours are subject to change. Please check Hours & Location before finalizing a visit.

Rules for the Use of Harvard University Archives Collections