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We look forward to seeing you! The Schlesinger Library is open to the public and welcomes all visitors. The Schlesinger Library is a non-circulating, special collection within the Harvard Library.
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Welcome! 

 

Who can Access the Library?

  • The Schlesinger Library is open to the public and no academic affiliation is required.

  • Readers younger than sixteen years old are welcome to use library materials when accompanied by an adult, or by prior arrangement.

  • While no appointment is necessary to use the library's holdings, researchers are strongly encouraged to contact the Library in advance of their visitMany of our collections are stored offsite, require permission to use, and/or have access restrictions. Please contact us through our Ask a Schlesinger Librarian form. 
  • Don't have a research project? Come by to see an exhibit or attend an event.

 

Hours

The Schlesinger Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Carol K. Pforzheimer Reading Room closes at 4:45pm. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. We are also closed on the following days:

2014

Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 1

Columbus Day – Monday, Oct. 13

Veterans' Day – Tuesday, Nov. 11

Day before Thanksgiving – Wednesday, Nov. 26 the Library will close at noon

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 27

Day after Thanksgiving – Friday, Nov. 28

Christmas Eve – Wednesday, Dec. 24 the Library will close at noon

Christmas Day – Thursday, Dec. 25

Winter Recess – Friday, Dec. 26 to Wednesday, Dec. 31

 
2015

New Year’s Day – Thursday, Jan. 1

Day after New Year’s Day –  Friday, Jan. 2

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 19

Presidents' Day – Monday, Feb. 16

Memorial Day – Monday, May 25

 

Directions & Accomodations

We are located in Radcliffe Yard, three blocks outside of Harvard Square at 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.


Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation, since parking is limited.

 

The Harvard University Travel Portal provides up-to-date information about area hotels and ground transportation

 

 
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