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 ID 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 or qualified domestic partners of students and scholars in the Harvard community may apply for borrowing privileges at Widener Library.

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 ID or a Special Borrower's card. The Harvard Art Museums are free to all visitors. 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.