Botany Libraries


1/24/2022: The Harvard University Botany Libraries welcome back Harvard ID holders to the reading room beginning Jan. 24, 2022.  The reading room is closed to Non-Harvard visitors until Feb. 28.  If you have an urgent need during this period, please email


The Harvard University Herbaria house five comprehensive, non-circulating research libraries that are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The combined collections are rich repositories of rare books, manuscripts, field notes, and historical correspondence, as well as current monographs, journals and electronic media.

The Libraries support the academic and research interests of the faculty, researchers, staff and students of the Harvard University Herbaria and are open to an international community of scholars.

Search HOLLIS the Harvard University On-Line Library catalog.