Frances Loeb Library
The Frances Loeb Library provides the Graduate School of Design, the larger Harvard University community, and the public with resources and services for design research, teaching, and learning.
Hours & Location
Main Library Hours:
Spring 2023 Semester Hours (January 23 – May 21)
- Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Spring 2023 Recess Hours (March 11 – March 19)
- Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Special Collections Reading Room Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
See Harvard Library’s Locations & Hours page for holiday hours and closures.
The Frances Loeb Library is open to the public. We are located on the first floor of Gund Hall (48 Quincy Street).
Research & Teaching
Schedule a meeting with us to discuss your research needs and questions.
Learn more about our collections and get started with your research.
Connect with resources to improve your writing skills, including free one-on-one sessions with peer writing tutors.
MAPPING & GIS
Resources on geospatial and statistical data.
Access resources for questions about using Canvas (courseware).
Search Books & Articles
Search Other Databases
Harvard Library's image catalog, which includes content from archives, museums, libraries, and other collections throughout Harvard.
HOLLIS for Archival Discovery
Harvard Library's special collections and archives catalog, to help locate primary sources such as letters, photographs, film and video, print items, digital materials, and objects.
Material Order SEARCH
A collaborative online materials catalog that searches the materials collections of the Harvard GSD, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Columbia University GSAPP Preservation Technology Lab (Avery Library).
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
A comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation.
Harvard Geospatial Library
Harvard Library's repository for regional and local geographic data and georeferenced scanned paper maps.
A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community.