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 botref@oeb.harvard.edu. To contact the Herbaria, please email huh-requests@oeb.harvard.edu

Please refer to Harvard's dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for campus updates & FAQs: https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus.


Beginning August 30, 2021, the main reading room is open to Harvard students, faculty and staff only. The main reading room is located on the second floor of the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH). It is open Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm except for University holidays.

Archival collections may be consulted by advanced appointment only.

Please refer to the Harvard College Library Visitor Access website for COVID-19 guidelines.  Note that a Special Collections Access card is not required to use the Botany Libraries.