Botany Libraries


9/1/2021: The Harvard University Herbaria and Botany Libraries anticipate welcoming visiting researchers back beginning in October. Appointments are required. To contact the Botany Libraries, please email To contact the Herbaria, please email

Please refer to Harvard's dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for campus updates & FAQs:

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.

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