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Harvard University Archives
Using the Collections: Planning a Visit

Planning a 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. 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 11 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. These hours are subject to change. Please check Hours and Location before finalizing a visit.

Rules for the Use of Harvard University Archives Collections