Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn Last Updated: May 27, 2016 Views: 125
Houghton Library is open without fee to all adult researchers regardless of academic affiliation. They cannot accommodate students younger than college-age in the Reading Room, but catalogs, online finding-aids and most of the digitized items can be accessed by anyone.
Patrons who are not currently affiliated with Harvard University or who do not hold a Special Borrower Card will need to visit the Library Privileges Office at Widener Library after registering to obtain a Harvard College Library Special Collections Card.
Patrons are required to present a valid Harvard ID, HCL Special Borrower Card, or HCL Special Collections Card at the library in order to use materials.