MIT is a member of the Borrow Direct partnership, a cooperative association of academic and research libraries. Many MIT community members, including current faculty, students, staff, postdocs, and researchers, are eligible to use Borrow Direct. The following institutions are members of Borrow Direct:
- Brown University
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Dartmouth College
- Duke University (for on-site borrowing & access only)
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Princeton University
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania
- Yale University
MIT is part of a partnership (“Borrow Direct Plus”) between Borrow Direct institutions and Duke University that allows faculty, students, and staff from participating libraries to access library spaces and borrow materials.
MIT faculty, students, and staff:
Visit participating Borrow Direct Plus institutions to enroll for access and borrowing. When you visit one of the Borrow Direct Plus libraries, you’ll be asked to present your MIT ID and log into the Borrow Direct system to verify your current MIT affiliation.
See links to the websites and catalogs of each library. Consult this information before your visit to confirm the hours of operation, participating locations, library policies, and loan periods. Search Borrow Direct to confirm that the partner library has what you need.
MIT’s agreements with Harvard extend beyond Borrow Direct Plus. If you’re planning to visit Harvard, use the Harvard Special Borrower Card application form instead.