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Hours & Location
Please note: The Harvard University Archives will be closed Commencement Day, Thursday, May 28.



Hours & Location

Professor John Haller. HUGFP 84 (Digital Image 2)

Hours & Location



Reading Room hours

Monday through Friday       11:00am – 4:00pm

Holiday Closings and Special Hours


Records Center orders hours

Monday through Friday       9:00am – 3:00pm

University Archives business hours

Monday through Friday       9:00am – 5:00pm



Harvard University Archives
Pusey Library – Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Latitude: 42.373561    Longitude: -71.115891

The Harvard University Archives is located in Pusey Library in Harvard Yard.  Non-Harvard ID holders who plan to conduct research in the Archives reading room should register with the Library Privileges Office in Widener Library before arriving at Pusey Library. A photo ID is required for all visitors.The Harvard University Archives is wheelchair-accessible through Lamont Library. Lamont Library is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Quincy Street in the far southeast corner of Harvard Yard, east of Harvard Square. A map of Pusey and Lamont Libraries can be found here.



A map of Pusey and Lamont Libraries can be found here.  An interactive campus map is also available here.

By Car: From I90–Massachusetts Turnpike: Take the Cambridge/Allston exit. Bear right, go straight, cross the River Street Bridge, and immediately make a left turn onto Memorial Drive. At the third light, turn right onto JFK Street. Drive straight into Harvard Square. (Out of Town News, on your right, marks the center of Harvard Square.)

On-street parking is scarce in Cambridge, but there are several public parking lots and garages around the square.

By Subway (the "T"):  Harvard Yard is steps away from the Harvard Square stop on the RED Line of the MBTA (the "T"), Boston's subway system.

By Train or Bus: Amtrak and bus terminals are located at both North Station and South Station.  From South Station take the RED Line outbound (toward ALEWIFE) for six stops to Harvard Square.  From North Station take either the GREEN Line  inbound (towards PARK STREET) and switch to the RED Line outbound (towards ALEWIFE) to Harvard Square.

From Logan Airport:

By Subway (the "T"): Take the SILVER Line to SOUTH STATION. Switch to the RED Line outbound (toward Alewife) for six stops to HARVARD SQUARE. A ride costs $2.00, using a CharlieTicket pass.

By Taxi: The ride to Harvard Square takes about 20–30 minutes, depending upon traffic. Typically, the ride costs approximately $35–$40.


Printable directions may be found here.


Holiday Closings and Special Hours


New Year's Day - Thursday, January 1
Day after New Year's Day - Friday, January 2
Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 19
Presidents Day - Monday, February 16

Monday, April 20 - Thursday, April 23: Reading Room hours are 10:30-4

Friday, April 24 - Reading Room hours are 9:00-noon

Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
Commencement – Thursday, May 28
Independence Day (observed) - Friday, July 3
Labor Day - Monday, September 7
Columbus Day - Monday, October 12
Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26
Day after Thanksgiving - Friday, November 27
Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24 : Reading Room closed; Office hours 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Christmas Day - Friday, December 25
Winter Recess - December 26 to December 31