October 19, 2021
The Schlesinger Library opened to Harvard students, faculty, and staff, by appointment, September 1st. The Library will open to visiting researchers, by appointment, starting October 25th. The Reading Room is open Monday–Friday from 10:00 to 3:45, with the building closing to researchers at 4:00.
All researchers should use the appointment request form. We are using this form to process all appointment requests and to gather materials for a visit.
Before requesting an appointment please review the current Schlesinger Library Access policies. Also, we strongly recommend that if you have questions about collections, your research topic, or would like to request a research consultation that you start with the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian form. This will help ensure the best use of your time in the Reading Room.
Submitting an appointment request does not guarantee that your desired dates will be available. We will be in touch to confirm the details with you.
Upon entrance to the building, all visitors must provide a verbal attestation that they are symptom-free and have not been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Masks must be worn indoors for the duration of your stay.