852 RARE: Limited Access to Historical & Special Collections

Due to a major construction project involving the Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections stack areas, all of HSC’s early manuscripts and books (including the Red Set) will be unavailable to researchers from November 24, 2011 through July 31, 2012, except as follows.

If you wish to visit HSC to consult specific books or early manuscripts during this time period, please email us by Friday, November 11, 2011 and give us the HOLLIS library catalog numbers of the materials you wish to use. We will reserve these materials in our reading room and will not send them offsite with the rest of the collection, and you may consult them by appointment as described below.

Because large portions of our collection will be unavailable to staff as well as researchers, our ability to answer reference questions will be limited. If you do have a question, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

During this time, it will still be possible to consult modern manuscripts and portions of the visual materials collection by appointment, Monday – Friday between 10 am and 5 pm. Please arrange an appointment and request all materials two business days in advance of your visit. For more information, consult the webpage “Planning Your Visit,” or email us.

We expect to resume normal operations on August 1, 2012, though circumstances beyond our control may dictate a change in this schedule; announcements will be posted as necessary. We recognize that this process is inconvenient for everyone, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.




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