Restricted Access Collections

Andover-Harvard Theological Library houses many rare, often unique, collections of documents and publications. Some materials are noncirculating and are restricted to use within our secure reading area. The library's access services staff is happy to retrieve them upon request, Monday-Friday, 9 am-4:45 pm, excluding holidays.

  • Materials for use in the secure reading area are designated in the HOLLIS Catalog at these locations: Historical Collections, Pamph., and Harvard Depository Brittle. Please request these materials at the circulation desk.
  • Items designated as "Ms.," "bMS," or "Archives" are located in the manuscripts and archives department. This department is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, and closed on holidays. The material in this department is available by appointment only. To find out more about the collections or to make an appointment, please contact the archives (617.496.5153 or 617.384.7904).

For additional questions, please contact a research librarian.