Planning a Research Visit
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.