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Established in 1638, Harvard Library is the oldest library system in the United States.

  • 28


  • 700

    expert staff

  • 6 million

    digitized and publicly available items

  • 20 million


  • 1 million

    maps and spatial data sets

  • 400 million

    rare items including letters, photographs, and manuscripts

It is crucial that all members of the Harvard community and our visitors feel our spaces are for them and reflect who they are.”

Martha Whitehead

University Librarian and Vice President for Harvard Library

Smiling woman standing in front of ivy covered walls.