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.
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Features

Cafe onsite Cafe onsite
Tech loan Tech loan
Whiteboards / chalkboards Whiteboards / chalkboards
Couches / arm chairs Couches / arm chairs
Movable furniture Movable furniture
Charging stations Charging stations
Group tables Group tables
Private desks Private desks
Quiet study areas Quiet study areas
Conversation areas Conversation areas
Public computers Public computers
Food and drink allowed Food and drink allowed
Printers Printers
Copiers Copiers
Scanners Scanners

Address

Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Visit

  • Lamont Library is open to Harvard ID holders and those with an HCL Special Borrower or Stacks Access 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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