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Open to all Harvard ID holders and their guests, tours of Widener Library are offered every Thursday at 2pm.

The tour is an introduction to Widener Library's collections, its spaces, including the reading rooms and the stacks, and an explanation of services available to library users.

Lasting approximately one hour, tours begin in the main lobby, up the stairs from Harvard Yard. No registration necessary. Tours are not offered on University holidays and Commencement Day.

Small-group tours for Harvard affiliates

If you would like to make arrangements for a Harvard-affiliated group to tour the library, please email Mikel Burt.