The Frances Loeb Library is open to Harvard students, faculty, and staff as of Monday, January 24.

Special Collections Reading Room

Starting February 7, the GSD will be permitting visitors without an HUID to enter our buildings, provided they are vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine, have received a booster shot if they are eligible to receive one, and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or rapid antigen test) within 48 hours prior to campus arrival.

Before entering the Loeb Library, visitors will be required to check-in at Gund Hall’s Quincy Street entrance. A security guard will review proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test result, along with a photo identification. Visitors also will need to complete and submit a wellness form attesting that they are symptom-free and have not been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. For more information on visiting Gund Hall, please see the GSD’s Reopening Guidelines.

For information on how to request and view collections in the Frances Loeb Library Special Collections Reading Room, learn about photo reproduction requests, or request an instruction session see our Plan Your Research Visit guide.

Special Collections for Instruction

Frances Loeb Library has several options available for supporting teaching with Special Collections. If you are interested in having your class visit Special Collections or for a librarian to teach a session using our collections please submit a request through Ask a Design Librarian.