About Loeb Library
The Frances Loeb Library supports and enhances the educational programs, curriculum development and research activities of the Harvard Design School as an integral component of the School's mission to prepare and advance individuals in professional and academic careers concerned with the making of built environments. The Library's strengths (twentieth-century architecture, city and regional planning, American domestic architecture, nineteenth-century U.S. park and cemetery design and twentieth century landscape design) are supplemented by subject areas that support past and current curriculum needs. Together with the resources distributed throughout the Harvard University Libraries, the Frances Loeb Library provides access to a comprehensive collection documenting the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design.
The staff members of the Frances Loeb Library are available to provide guidance and assistance to students, faculty and independent researchers exploring the collections. On this website you will find guides to the services provided by the Public Services department, and descriptions of the collections and services in the departments of Visual Resources and Special Collections. Whether you are seeking books collected over a century ago or electronic access to the most recent online reference indexes, we are ready to help. The Information Technology Group initially processes requests from faculty, staff and students for new IT resources and services.
I am pleased to welcome you to the Frances Loeb Library and encourage you to contact me and others on our staff for assistance as you utilize the resources in this extraordinary collection.
Director of the Frances Loeb Library