Phillips Reading Room Policy

The following policies are specific to the Phillips Reading Room. For additional information, consult the HCL Policies page.

  • All materials must be used in the Phillips Reading Room and returned to a staff member at the Phillips Reading Room Desk.
  • Please observe any special handling indicated by the reading room staff.
  • The last paging request is taken one hour prior to closing and all materials must be returned to the desk 15 minutes prior to closing.
  • Readers interested in photoduplication should consult with the reading room staff. Imaging Services are also available, inquire at the Phillips Reading Room desk.
  • If you do not have a Harvard ID, you must present a current Widener Library Reading Room Card in order to request items from the stacks or depository.
  • All requests must be submitted in person, including those for Harvard Depository items.

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