Library Information


Come Visit

Child Memorial Library is located on the 3rd Floor of Widener Library in Harvard Yard. The library staff desk can be reached at  617.495.4681.


Access Information

The library is primarily for the use of English graduate and undergraduate students at Harvard though other students and scholars are welcome as well. The collection is NON-CIRCULATING under all circumstances; all volumes are on "permanent reserve". Patrons, however, may take a book out briefly in order to xerox parts of it within Widener Library if they consult the desk attendant and leave their Harvard IDs.



Regular HoursSunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 12 noon - 8pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 7pm12 noon - 5pm


Child is open all of Widener's hours, except for Saturday morning and Monday through Thursday evenings (when Child closes before Widener, at 10pm). When Widener's hours change, Child's change too. Child is closed on University holidays and during weather emergencies, or whenever Widener is closed. Check hours here.


Further Contact Information

Graduate Student Coordinators contact:
  Dena Fehrenbacher | Porter White

Department of English Staff contact:
Lauren Bauschard