Special Collections

Harvard University
Arnold Arboretum Library
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain MA , 02130 3500
FAX: (617)524-1418
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Carol David, Library Assistant (617)524-1718 ext. 144 cdavid@arnarb.harvard.edu
Hours: M-F, by appointment 10:00AM-3:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.hplus.harvard.edu
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking Elevator
Other Services:
  Gift shop Bookstore
Journals: "Arnoldia"
Bibliographic Utility:
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Carol David, Library Assistant (617)524-1717 ext. 144 cdavid@arnarb.harvard.edu
Collections: 2
Formats: 271 linear feet of archives monographs 12 linear feet of maps 90 linear feet of photographs
Collection Description:
  North Temperate Zone Woody Plant Collection
Floras of the World
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying for a fee
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection
Directions: FROM BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE: Take Storrow Drive to the Fenway Park Drive exit. At the top of the ramp, follow signs to the Riverway, which becomes Jamaicaway and then Arborway. Follow signs to the Arnold Arboretum, located at the junction of the Arborway (Route 203) and Centre Street (Route 1). FROM SOUTHEAST EXPRESSWAY (ROUTE 93): The main gate will be on your right, 50 yards beyond the rotary. FROM I-95 / ROUTE 128: From either north or south, exit onto Route 9 East. Follow Route 9 for 7 miles to the Riverway. Exit to your right onto the Riverway (Route 1 South) toward Dedham and Providence. Follow signs along the Riverway, Jamaicaway and Arborway to the Arboretum, located at the intersection of Centre Street (Route 1) and the Arborway (Route 203). PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MBTA): Take the Orange Line to the Forest Hills Station. The Arboretum's Forest Hills Gate is a one-block walk northwest along the Arborway from the station. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (BUS): Take the #39 bus to the Monument stop in Jamaica Plain. From there, walk five blocks south along Centre Street to the intersection with Arborway (Route 203).