University Parking: The University Guest Parking Facility nearest to the library is the 52 Oxford Street Garage. One-Day Guest Permits to all University parking areas may be obtained from the Parking Office website. Library guests will need to register on the site prior to purchasing a permit. Please contact the Library Administrative Office at 617.495.5770 to obtain the HDS Department Code.

Other Options

On Street Parking: Parking on Francis Avenue is restricted to Cambridge residents only. There is limited metered parking available on Kirkland Street, in either direction, and Divinity Avenue and Francis Avenue are the first two streets off Kirkland to the east. There are also metered spaces on Broadway, just before it ends at Quincy, and on Quincy, to the left off Broadway, along Harvard Yard.

Parking in Harvard Square: Parking is also available in several privately owned parking garages in Harvard Square.


Below are several maps which may assist visitors in planning a visit:

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