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Schlesinger Library Policy & Visiting Information

Schlesinger Library Policy & Visiting Information

Reading Room Update

April 12, 2022

The Schlesinger Library Reading Room is open Monday–Friday from 10:00 to 3:45, with the building closing to researchers at 4:00. Please review current Schlesinger Library Access policies.
Please note: All visitors to the Reading Room must provide proof they are fully vaccinated and boosted, and have received their final dose at least two weeks prior to their first visit.

Beginning April 13, 2022, all researchers will need to have a HOLLIS Special Request account to request Schlesinger Library materials. HOLLIS Special Request is available to Harvard and non-Harvard researchers and can be used at any participating Harvard library or archives. This account allows you to place and manage your requests for access to Schlesinger Library’s materials – learn more in the Requesting Materials guide. If you have questions, please reach out through the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian webform.
Please note: Submitting a request through HOLLIS Special Request does not guarantee that your materials will be available on your selected visit date.