Please be advised that due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Houghton Library will be closed to researchers beginning Monday, March 16th. Given the fluid and evolving nature of the situation, we do not currently have a date on which the Houghton Reading Room will reopen. Staff will still be monitoring submitted questions and answering those we can (without access to collections).

Requests for copies of previously digitized collection items will be fulfilled by library staff as they are received. We regret that we are unable to accept any new digital reproduction orders or complete any previously submitted orders at this time.

For additional information and updates, please visit the Harvard Library Visitor Access website and Harvard University’s main Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.

In August 2019, Houghton Library began a year-long renovation. Our goal: to make the building more accessible and welcoming while enhancing research and teaching spaces. Find out more.

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