The reading room in Barker Library (under the Dome) is currently being restored to its original grandeur and in the process will reopen as a 24 hour study space for the MIT community. Some of the Barker Library collections that have been housed in the area being restored on the 5th floor, including government documents, reference materials and unbound journal issues, will be relocated during the months of December and January.
Government Documents – a small collection of engineering-related documents and reports will be integrated with Hayden Library’s Government Documents collection.
Reference Collection – will be relocated to another space on the 5th floor of Barker Library.
Unbound journals – a small collection of 130 engineering titles will be moved to the first floor of Hayden Library, to be co-located with the unbound journal collections for the sciences. This move will provide a single on-campus location for print issues of journals in Science, Technology, and Medical (STM) areas. Most STM journals to which the Libraries subscribe are now available online.
We look forward to reopening this space in 2013, greatly expanding student options for secure, extended-hour study on campus. Please Tell Us if you have any questions or concerns.