Directions by Public Transportation

From the West | From the North | From the South | From Logan Airport| MBTA Maps

Due to limited parking facilities, the library encourages visitors to use the MBTA (or "T"), Boston's public transport facilities. The MBTA offers bus, subway, and water transportation in the greater Boston area.

From West of Boston

Drive to the Riverside MBTA station in Newton, the western terminus of one branch of the Green Line (exit 22A from Route 128), where there is an open-air parking lot. Take the Green Line to the Park Street stop. Go downstairs, following signs marked for the Red Line to Alewife. Take the train in the direction of Alewife four stops to the Harvard. Allow 45 minutes for the subway portion of the trip. From inside the Harvard MBTA station, take the Church Street exit to the street, turning left after the turnstiles to the Harvard Yard doorway. Continue with Walking from Harvard Square.

From North of Boston

Drive to the Alewife MBTA station parking garage. Take the Red Line to Harvard, the third stop. Allow fifteen minutes for the subway portion of the trip. From inside the Harvard MBTA station, take the Church Street exit to the street, turning left after the turnstiles to the Harvard Yard doorway. Continue with Walking from Harvard Square.

From South of Boston

Drive to the Braintree MBTA station parking garage (Braintree exit 17 off of Route 3 coming from Cape Cod or the South Shore). Take the Red Line in the direction of Alewife to Harvard. Allow approximately 45 minutes for the subway portion of the trip. From inside the Harvard MBTA station, take the Church Street exit to the street, turning left after the turnstiles to the Harvard Yard doorway. Continue with Walking from Harvard Square.

From Logan Airport

The Massport bus stops outside all airline terminals. Take the shuttle to the Airport "T" stop. From there, take the Blue Line inbound to Government Center. At Government Center, change to the Green Line and go one stop, to Park Street. Change to the Red Line and take it in the direction of Alewife to Harvard. Allow approximately one hour for the bus/subway portion of the trip. From inside the Harvard MBTA station, take the Church Street exit to the street, turning left after the turnstiles to the Harvard Yard doorway. Continue with Walking from Harvard Square.

MBTA Maps

For additional assistance, please call the circulation desk (617.495.5788).