Sperry Room in Andover Hall at Harvard Divinity School
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The Harvard Square stop on the Red Line of the MBTA subway system is across the street from the Harvard Yard.
From the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line Main Subway exit: Take the two sets of escalators out of the T stop (this is the Main exit). After exiting, you will need to reverse direction and head up Massachusetts avenue (away from the newsstand and Information Kiosk). Continue walking past Cambridge Savings Bank, crossing Dunster St. (The Harvard gates should be on your left side) After the Au Bon Pain Café, turn to the right and enter the Smith Campus Center.
From South of Boston: Drive to Braintree MBTA station parking garage (Braintree exit 17 off of Route 3 coming from Cape Cod or the South Shore). Take the Red Line in the direction of Alewife to “Harvard.” Allow approximately 45 minutes for the subway portion of the trip.
From the North of Boston: Drive to the Alewife MBTA station parking garage. Take the Red Line. Get off at the third stop, “Harvard.” Allow fifteen minutes for the subway portion of the trip.
From the West of Boston: Drive to Riverside MBTA station in Newton, the western terminus of one branch of the Green Line (Exit 22A from Route 128), where there is an open-air parking lot. Take the Green Line to the “Park Street” stop. Go downstairs, following signs marked “Red Line to Alewife.” Take train in the direction of Alewife four stops to “Harvard.” Allow one hour for the subway portion of the trip.
Traveling by Car
Driving from South of Boston: Take I-93 North to exit 26 (Cambridge/Storrow Drive) in the recently opened Big Dig tunnel. The exit ramp merges with traffic on Storrow Drive from the left. Move to one of the right lanes and continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to Cambridge/Allston. After a Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel, take the right-hand exit to “Harvard Square – Cambridge.” Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.
Driving from North of Boston: Take I-93 South to exit 26A (Storrow Drive/North Station). Keep left and take the underpass to Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to Cambridge/Allston. After a Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel, take the right-hand exit to “Harvard Square – Cambridge.” Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.
Driving from West of Boston: Take I-90 East (Mass Turnpike) to exit 18 (Cambridge/Allston). Bear right after toll booth at end of exit ramp. Turn left after lights (before the bridge) onto Storrow Drive. Take Cambridge/Allston exit (1/2 mile ahead) and turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.
Driving from Logan Airport: Follow the signs for I-93 and Boston. You will go through a set of toll booths ($3 for cars) before the Sumner Tunnel. Stay to the right through Sumner Tunnel. At the end of the tunnel bear to the right and follow the signs for Storrow Drive. Continue along the river on Storrow Drive West for approximately four miles. Pass the “Massachusetts Avenue – Cambridge” exit and then the Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel. Directly after the Doubletree, take the right-hand exit marked “Harvard Square – Cambridge.” Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.
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. The HDS Department Code you need for this event is 1002.
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).