Planning a Research Visit

Please note: The Archives will close for winter break on Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

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