Hours & Location
Reading Room: Monday through Friday, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Records Center orders: Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
University Archives office: Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Holiday Closings and Special Hours
New Year's Day (Observed) - Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 16
Presidents' Day - Monday, February 20
Commencement - Thursday, May 25
Memorial Day - Monday, May 29
Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 4
Columbus Day - Monday, October 9
Veterans Day (observed) - Friday, November 10
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23
Day after Thanksgiving - Friday, November 24
Christmas Eve (observed) - Friday, December 22 : Reading Room closed; Office hours 9:00am to noon
Winter Recess - Monday, December 25 to Friday, December 29
Harvard University Archives
Pusey Library – Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
Latitude: 42.373561 Longitude: -71.115891
The Harvard University Archives is located in Pusey Library in Harvard Yard. As you face the main entrance to Widener Library in Harvard Yard, the main entrance to Pusey Library will be to your left. Map
Non-Harvard ID holders who plan to conduct research in the Archives reading room should register with the Library Privileges Office in Widener Library before arriving at Pusey Library. A photo ID is required for all visitors.
The Harvard University Archives is wheelchair-accessible through Lamont Library. Lamont Library is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Quincy Street in the far southeast corner of Harvard Yard, east of Harvard Square.
By Car: From I90–Massachusetts Turnpike: Take the Cambridge/Allston exit. Bear right, go straight, cross the River Street Bridge, and immediately make a left turn onto Memorial Drive. At the third light, turn right onto JFK Street. Drive straight into Harvard Square. (Out of Town News, on your right, marks the center of Harvard Square.)On-street parking is scarce in Cambridge, but there are several public parking lots and garages around the Square.
By Subway (the "T"): Harvard Yard is steps away from the Harvard Square stop on the RED Line of the MBTA (the "T"), Boston's subway system.
By Train or Bus: Amtrak and bus terminals are located at both North Station and South Station. From South Station take the RED Line outbound (toward ALEWIFE) for six stops to Harvard Square. From North Station take either the GREEN Line inbound (towards PARK STREET) and switch to the RED Line outbound (towards ALEWIFE) to Harvard Square.
From Logan Airport:
By Subway (the "T"): Take the SILVER Line to SOUTH STATION. Switch to the RED Line outbound (toward Alewife) for six stops to HARVARD SQUARE. A ride costs $2.00, using a CharlieTicket pass.
By Taxi: The ride to Harvard Square takes about 20–30 minutes, depending upon traffic. Typically, the ride costs approximately $35–$40.