Fall 2021: The Special Collections Reading Room will be open by appointment only to members of the Harvard community starting September 14th.

Special Collections Reading Room

The Frances Loeb Library is now accepting appointments to view material in the Special Collections Reading Room. Following the Graduate School of Design's Reopening Guidelines, at this time only Harvard University ID holders can make appointments.

To learn more about finding and requesting Special Collections items, and scheduling appointments to visit the reading room please consult our research guide Special Collections: Plan Your Visit.

Special Collections Reproductions for Publications

Starting June 14th, the Frances Loeb Library will begin reviewing and processing requests for high-quality reproductions of Special Collections materials from the Archival Collections for publication or exhibition. All requests must be submitted through HOLLIS Special Request which can be accessed through a collection's finding aid with the new Request feature. Please review the Library Guide: Using Collections – HOLLIS for Archival Collections for more detailed instructions.

This service is available to all researchers.

Please note: Requests can take several weeks to complete. Please provide as much information as possible when making your requests. Information on pricing can be found here.

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.