A Glimpse Inside the Hidden Vault Where Harvard Keeps Millions of Books

By Sarah Zhang

A Glimpse Inside the Hidden Vault Where Harvard Keeps Millions of Books

Harvard’s flagship library, Widener, is an imposing granite cube built quite literally as shrine to the book. A central alcove cuts through the stacks to show off a prized relic: an original Gutenberg bible. But this is not the heart of Harvard’s libraries. No, that would be its cold storage site, an anonymous concrete building few students or even faculty know about.

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