Tours of Widener Library are offered every Thursday at 2 pm for all current Harvard affiliates. Tours are not offered on University holidays and Commencement Day.

The library tour provides an introduction to Widener Library's collections, an orientation to the facilities, including the reading rooms and the stacks, and an explanation of services available to library patrons.

All tours begin just beyond the Security Desk at the main (Yard) entrance of the building. Registration is not necessary; however, if you would like to make arrangements for a Harvard-affiliated group to tour the library, please contact Mikel Burt (617-496-1454). The tour lasts approximately one hour.

For additional information, contact Services for Academic Programs by e-mailing Mikel Burt, or by calling 617-496-1454.

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