Loans to non-MIT institutions: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Document Services lends materials owned by the MIT Libraries to other institutions.
To search the MIT Libraries’ collections, consult Barton: MIT Libraries catalog.
Items are lent to institutions in the U.S. and Canada, not to individuals. There is no charge for loans to our reciprocal partners: members of the Boston Library Consortium or Borrow Direct. Companies belonging to the Industrial Liaison Program can also receive loans at no cost (priority shipping not included). Please see Pricing, Turnaround Times, and Delivery Options.
The loan period is 60 days. Renewals are not permitted.
Dissertations, theses, sound recordings, videocassettes, CD ROMs, DVDs, computer diskettes, microforms, M2 and M3 music scores, maps, oversized items, and items from the Institute Archives and Special Collections. We provide electronic and softbound paper copies of MIT theses and dissertations for a fee – see Thesis Order Form or the MIT technical reports & working papers order form.
Our non-refundable fee for a lost book is $135. Books are considered lost once they are more than 30 days overdue.
All materials owned by the MIT Libraries must be returned by a traceable shipper. Materials lost in transit are the responsibility of the borrower. For address information please see Contact Us.
Interlibrary Loan requests may be initiated through OCLC (our symbol is MYG) or via our secure online order forms. See sidebar for order form links.
Please contact us with further questions.