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Ernst Mayr Library

The mission of the Ernst Mayr Library is to preserve and provide information resources and services to support the research and teaching activities of the Harvard University community, especially the science community.

Added Names/Aliases: MCZ Library, Mayr Library, Agassiz Library Museum of Comparative Zoology Library Zoology Library
 
 
 
 

HOURS OF OPERATION

 
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General Hours
Special Collections (closed 12:30-2pm daily)
 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Contact by Phone
(617) 495-2475
Contact by Email / Web
mayrlib@oeb.harvard.edu
Website
 
Official Website
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The Ernst Mayr Library, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
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ABOUT

 

This library’s extensive historical and contemporary collections support research and teaching in the Depts. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular &andCellular Biology.  More than 300,000 printed & electronic books and journals are available to Harvard University affiliates and visitors.

This library’s extensive historical and contemporary collections support research and teaching in the Depts. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular &andCellular Biology.  More than 300,000 printed & electronic books and journals are available to Harvard University affiliates and visitors.

This library’s extensive historical and contemporary collections support research and teaching in the Depts. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular &andCellular Biology.  More than 300,000 printed & electronic books and journals are available to Harvard University affiliates and visitors.

This library’s extensive historical and contemporary collections support research and teaching in the Depts. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular &andCellular Biology.  More than 300,000 printed & electronic books and journals are available to Harvard University affiliates and visitors.

 

Collections

 

Overview

The Library contains a vast collection of monographs and journals acquired since 1861 in many areas of natural history and zoology.

Archives

Archives include manuscripts, photographs, field notebooks, art work, specimen information, artifacts relating to MCZ Directors, Curators, staff and contributors.

 
 

LIBRARY SERVICES

 
 
 

VISITOR POLICIES

 
  • Circulation
  • Material from the general collection will be loaned to faculty, staff, and students of Harvard. Policies for borrowing vary depending on affiliation with Harvard. For more information on borrowing privileges, see the library’s official circulation policy or ask at the Reference Desk. An ID card is required for all circulation transactions.

  • Access
  • Access is open to those with a Harvard ID, membership in the Museum (Friends of the HMNH), alumni of Harvard and Radcliffe, visiting researchers or students/faculty from other schools. The general public may use the library with permission. Books less than 100 years old circulate to anyone with a current Harvard ID. Periodicals circulate locally, with permission, to faculty, graduate students & staff.Standard borrowing time is 4 weeks for any Harvard ID holder. Renewals may be requested online in the Hollis Catalog, in person, or by telephone. Overdue notices are sent automatically by the Circulation system. Reserves circulate for 2 hours. Visitors to Special Collections are expected to sign in at each visit. Please call 495-2475 if you have questions.