Lamont Library

A creative space with a wide range of services supporting the humanities and social sciences. Find study spaces for collaboration or quiet study, a media production and data visualization lab, and a café.
Today: 24 Hours
Main Desk 9am - 12am
Media Help 9am - 10pm
User Research Center By Appointment

Features

Cafe onsite Cafe onsite
Tech loan Tech loan
Whiteboards / chalkboards Whiteboards / chalkboards
Couches / arm chairs Couches / arm chairs
Charging stations Charging stations
Private desks Private desks
Quiet study areas Quiet study areas
Conversation areas Conversation areas
Food and drink allowed Food and drink allowed
Printers / scanners / copiers Printers / scanners / copiers

Address

Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Visit

  • Lamont Library is open to Harvard ID holders and those with a Reading Room or Borrower card. Both cards can be obtained at the Privileges Offices in Widener Library
  • Lamont's Government Documents Collection is open to the public but users must first obtain an access card from the Privileges Offices in Widener Library.
  • The Lamont building is wheelchair accessible by a ramp located to the left of the main entrance, near Quincy Street. There are two elevators: the east elevator services all floors of the library; the west elevator does not service the fourth floor.

Spaces

At Lamont you can find spaces suited to collaboration or quiet study, a lab for multimedia production and data visualization, and more. 

The Media Lab in Lamont Library
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Media Lab

Computers, equipment and help for everything from media creation and production to statistical analysis and data visualization.

The Media Lab Annex in Lamont Library
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Media Lab Annex

A quiet space for working on multimedia projects, these computers feature an array of media and visualization software.

The Farnsworth Room at Lamont Library
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Farnsworth Room

The Farnsworth Room is a quiet, light-filled space with a series of nooks perfect for studying.

The Donatelli Reading Room in Lamont Library
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Donatelli Reading Room

The Donatelli Reading Room features group study tables, carrels with outlet strips, and soft-seating.

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