The general public is welcome to use the café, coffee bar, courtyard and lobby area at the entrance to the library.

During open public events, the general public is welcome to enter the library and use open spaces throughout the library. Occasionally, events open to the general public will also be held in the Instruction Room, Video Studios and other meeting rooms.

Harvard ID-holders may bring up to three guests into the library; all visitors must be signed in at the guard's desk.

All library users are subject to the terms of the HCL Patron Agreement, which is posted in student handbooks, on this site, and available in hard copy at each HCL library.

Please note that it is University policy for doorcheckers to confiscate a Harvard ID if it has expired or if someone other than the ID holder attempts to use it to enter a library.