The Harvard Library Passport outlines your itinerary for a journey through 22 of Harvard’s libraries, where you can explore collections and avail yourself of a range of services and expertise. Bring your curiosity!

photo of a Harvard Library Passport with signageFor members of the Harvard community, the Library Passport is your invitation to venture out and visit our beautiful buildings and one-of-a-kind collections across Harvard Library, chronicling your journey along the way.

Designed by Harvard Library Communications and sponsored by Services for Academic Programs, the Library Passport — available now to pick up at participating libraries — features a two-page spread on each library, including a brief description, fascinating facts, and representative imagery. For those who would like to document each stop along their journeys, space is provided for visit notes. Library Passport holders will also find “extra credit” prompts that encourage taking snapshots at each destination and tagging your photos with #HarvardLibraryPassport to share on social media. Informative insets throughout the booklet highlight helpful library resources, tools, and services. To aid navigation, a map of participating libraries is provided in the endpapers.

Your curiosity is your only bill of passage when you bring your passport to any of the following 22 libraries in Cambridge, Boston, and Allston:

  •  Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library
  •  Baker Library
  •  Botany Libraries
  •  Cabot Science Library
  •  Countway Library
  •  Ernst Mayr Library
  •  Fine Arts Library
  •  Gutman Library
  •  Harvard Divinity School Library
  •  Harvard Kennedy School Library and Research Services
  •  Harvard Map Collection
  •  Harvard University Archives
  •  Harvard-Yenching Library
  •  Houghton Library
  •  Lamont Library
  •  Law School Library
  •  Loeb Design Library
  •  Loeb Music Library
  •  Schlesinger Library
  •  Science & Engineering Complex Library
  •  Tozzer Library
  •  Widener Library

If you own a pre-pandemic edition of the Library Passport that you didn’t manage to fill, it is important to note that revisions made to the new edition mean that the puzzle-piece stickers have been phased out; help yourself to the latest edition to continue your tour of Harvard's libraries. 

Pick your Library Passport up today at any one of the participating libraries. We hope you will use your Passport to immerse yourself in all that our beautiful libraries have to offer to help you research, study, create, and discover something that inspires you. From unique items in our collections to the perfect spot to study, our libraries are waiting for you! 

For more information about the Library Passport, Ask a Librarian.