Widener Library

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  • Harvard students, faculty, and staff are invited to a Friday, June 19 community event celebrating the 100th anniversary of Widener Library’s opening.
  • In June, the venerable Harry Elkins Widener Library turns 100 years old. It’s the centerpiece of the Harvard library system, and also the largest university repository of books and manuscripts in the world. Read more
  • Widener, a center of Harvard life and learning, turns 100. Narrated by John Lithgow ’67, this visual love letter to libraries celebrates books and those who watch over them while marking the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Harvard’s flagship library. Read more