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Harvard’s primary collection and resource of global materials for the study of the history of art and architecture and related disciplines.

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The Fine Arts Library welcomes researchers to our Special Collections Study Room to view historical photographs, rare books, manuscript facsimiles, auction sales catalogs, archival collections, and other materials from our Special Collections, which do not circulate outside of the library.


  • Special Collections Study Room will be available by appointment only to Harvard students, faculty, and staff beginning on September 1, 2021. 
  • Appointments will open up to all researchers (both HUID holders and visiting researchers) on October 4, 2021. 
  • Note that non-HUID holders will need to register for a Special Collection Access Card with the Library Privileges Office.
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