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Planning a Visit to Schlesinger Library

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.


Regular Hours

  • Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The Carol K. Pforzheimer Reading Room closes at 4:45pm.
  • We are closed on Sundays.

Closings & Holidays

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.