This is a lovely spot in a very attractive quadrangle of Harvard University and Radcliffe College. One should combine it with a walk around Harvard Yard and the Square. However, only Harvard undergraduates have borrowing rights.
originally developed as Radcliffe's Library, the Schlesinger's collections are unequalled. Manuscript holding from prominent women, wonderful changing exhibits, digital projects and a great curatorial staff make for a wonderful facility for scholars and researchers. Lectures and seminars open to the public add the this library's important contributions to documenting the role that women have played in society writ large.
Visited this library after doing genealogy studies on our family who came to Cambridge in 1640. We were able to find lots of information at this library. There were correspondence, articles, and diaries of some of our family members. We especially enjoyed browsing diaries from one relative written in the mid 1800's. The staff are very friendly and helpful. You...