Libraries and Museums

The Harvard University Library comprises the Harvard College Libraries, each professional school's library, and other smaller libraries and collections. Widener Library is the largest building in the library system and is located in Harvard Yard. Registered students and scholars use their Harvard I.D. cards as library cards. You can find materials across the library's collections in their online catalog searchtool, HOLLIS+. Contact each library to inquire about their tours.

Spouses and qualified domestic partners of students and scholars can apply for a Special Borrower's card by going with their spouses or partners or by taking a photocopy of their spouse's I.D. and $5.00 to:

Library Privileges Office
Widener Library
Room 130
617-495-4166

Harvard Museums

The Harvard University Museums cover the fields of art, science and culture. All the museums are free to anyone with a valid Harvard I.D. card or a Special Borrower's card. The Harvard Art Museums are free for those with a City of Cambridge library card. Other collections that may be visited include the Semitic Museum, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Arnold Arboretum.

Harvard University Events Calendar lists special events and exhibits at Harvard each week.