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Nathan Marsh Pusey Library
Pusey Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.jpg
EstablishedFebruary 1976[1]
ArchitectHugh Stubbins and Associates, Inc.
LocationHarvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates42°22′23″N 71°6′55″W / 42.37306°N 71.11528°W / 42.37306; -71.11528Coordinates: 42°22′23″N 71°6′55″W / 42.37306°N 71.11528°W / 42.37306; -71.11528
Branch ofHarvard Library

Nathan Marsh Pusey Library[2][3] is an underground library located inside of Harvard University. It was announced in June 1971 and was named after Nathan Pusey, the president of Harvard from 1953 to 1971. The library is the world's first library to be built with a halon-gas fire-extinguishing system.[1] The building contains the Harvard University Archives.


  1. ^ a b Gleick, James (February 21, 1976). "At Last The Library Opens". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  2. ^ "Pusey Library | News | The Harvard Crimson". Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  3. ^ Bryant, Rene Kuhn (1976). Change and Continuity in the Harvard Yard: The Nathan Marsh Pusey Library. Harvard College Library.