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Fred Norris Robinson Celtic Seminar Library

The Fred Norris Robinson Celtic Seminar Library is a private departmental library that houses the original collection donated to the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures by its founder, F. N. Robinson.

 

Contact Information

 
(857) 928-0022
gdarwin@fas.harvard.edu
Address:
Room 774 (Study K), Widener Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
 
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HOURS OF OPERATION

 
 
 

ABOUT

 

The Fred Norris Robinson Celtic Seminar Library is a private departmental library within Harvard University's Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library; it houses the original collection donated to the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures by its founder, F. N. Robinson. An endowment known as the Fred N. Robinson Celtic Fund was established on February 7, 1955, to be used by the Harvard College Library system for the care and maintenance of, and additions to, the collection in the Robinson Celtic Seminar Library, which is now housed in Widener Study K. The curatorship of the collection is provided by the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures. The Robinson Celtic Seminar Library is a non-lending and restricted access library and study reserved for current students and faculty of the Celtic Department, and others authorized by and at the discretion of the Celtic Department chairperson. Please address access enquiries to the departmental administrator. Most books contained in the Robinson Celtic Library are also available in Widener Library and other libraries within the Harvard College Library system, and questions concerning access to these libraries should be addressed to Access Services in Widener.

Added Names/Aliases: Robinson Room, Robinson Celtic Seminar Library, Celtic Library

The Fred Norris Robinson Celtic Seminar Library is a private departmental library within Harvard University's Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library; it houses the original collection donated to the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures by its founder, F. N. Robinson. An endowment known as the Fred N. Robinson Celtic Fund was established on February 7, 1955, to be used by the Harvard College Library system for the care and maintenance of, and additions to, the collection in the Robinson Celtic Seminar Library, which is now housed in Widener Study K. The curatorship of the collection is provided by the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures. The Robinson Celtic Seminar Library is a non-lending and restricted access library and study reserved for current students and faculty of the Celtic Department, and others authorized by and at the discretion of the Celtic Department chairperson. Please address access enquiries to the departmental administrator. Most books contained in the Robinson Celtic Library are also available in Widener Library and other libraries within the Harvard College Library system, and questions concerning access to these libraries should be addressed to Access Services in Widener.

Added Names/Aliases: Robinson Room, Robinson Celtic Seminar Library, Celtic Library

The Fred Norris Robinson Celtic Seminar Library is a private departmental library within Harvard University's Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library; it houses the original collection donated to the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures by its founder, F. N. Robinson. An endowment known as the Fred N. Robinson Celtic Fund was established on February 7, 1955, to be used by the Harvard College Library system for the care and maintenance of, and additions to, the collection in the Robinson Celtic Seminar Library, which is now housed in Widener Study K. The curatorship of the collection is provided by the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures. The Robinson Celtic Seminar Library is a non-lending and restricted access library and study reserved for current students and faculty of the Celtic Department, and others authorized by and at the discretion of the Celtic Department chairperson. Please address access enquiries to the departmental administrator. Most books contained in the Robinson Celtic Library are also available in Widener Library and other libraries within the Harvard College Library system, and questions concerning access to these libraries should be addressed to Access Services in Widener.

Added Names/Aliases: Robinson Room, Robinson Celtic Seminar Library, Celtic Library

 

Collections

 

Celtic Languages and Literatures

The Fred Norris Robinson Celtic Seminar Library houses the original collection donated to the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures by its founder, F. N. Robinson, as well as additions made to that collection since the establishment of the Fred N. Robinson Celtic Fund in 1955.

 
 

LIBRARY SERVICES

 
  • Introduction to Collection
  • Informal introduction to the arrangement and use of the collection will be provided by the curator on request.

 
 

LIBRARY STAFF

 
 

VISITOR POLICIES

 
  • Access
  • All registered Celtic graduate students have access to the Robinson Celtic Library until they receive their degrees. All current Celtic post-doctoral fellows, associates, and faculty members are granted access until their association with the Harvard Celtic Department is ended. For more information, see the Departmental Guidelines.

  • Visitor
  • Access to the Robinson Celtic Library for persons who are not active members of the Celtic Department is granted at the discretion of the Chairperson of the department. Those who wish to apply for permission to use the Robinson Celtic Library should submit to the Chair a brief description of their research project, the time required for its completion, and the reason why the use of the Robinson collection is essential for it. Physical access to the library is via authorized ID card. Once permission for access is granted by the department Chair, authorization arrangements are made with the Widener Library security services; temporary use of a departmental card is administered by the department administrator. New patrons should make an appointment with the Curator of Robinson Celtic Library for an introduction to the arrangement and use of the collection. Those with short-term ID authorization who wish to continue access to the library beyond the original allotted time must apply to the Chair for renewal. New ID authorization or renewals of prior authorization will ordinarily not be provided during the summer break; however, those with access during the spring term may seek permission to renew access through the summer, which must be done before the end of the spring term exam period. For more information, see the Departmental Guidelines.

 
 

ACCESSIBILITY

 
  • Enter Widener library through the Mass. Ave door at the back of the building. The security guard can give you directions. Elevators go to all levels of the building and most bathrooms are accessible.The Newspaper and Microfilm Reading Room on the first floor has two computers equipped with Zoomtext 8.0 and JAWS software; one has the capability to play back materials in CD format. Headphones for use with JAWS are available at the desk. A CCTV system for enlarging printed text is available upon request. If you require use of the CCTV, please contact Ken Peterson or call 617-496-9563, or ask for assistance at the desk.Users with disabilities are advised to schedule a preliminary, in-person consultation to discuss their research and physical access needs and for a brief orientation to the building and Widener library services.For further information contact, Francesca Giacchino ┬ávia e-mail (fgiacch@fas.harvard.edu) or by phone 617-495-2414. See Widener Library Disability Services (http://hcl.harvard.edu/info/disability_services/#widener).