Think you already know the basics about the MIT Libraries? These tips will help you level up to become a power user of the MIT Libraries:
- Get Harvard privileges
MIT faculty, students, and research staff are eligible to visit and borrow from many libraries at Harvard. Borrow books from Widener and 7 other Harvard libraries. Faculty, graduate students, and research staff can also borrow from Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine. Fill out the Harvard or Countway application to get started.
- Get your Boston Library Consortium (BLC) card
MIT faculty, students, and research staff can visit any BLC Library, including several other academic libraries in the Boston area, and borrow materials with a BLC card. Drop by any MIT library service desk to apply.
- Set up your citation management tools
Organize your references and PDFs and create bibliographies with Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, or Mendeley. Find out which program is right for you.
- Download LibX to make your life easier
Search the Barton catalog, Vera, & Google Scholar quicker, connect to Barton from Amazon and more, and streamline off-campus access to journals and databases. Download LibX.
- Figure out where to start your research
Browse research guides on all kinds of topics, from Aeronautics to Zotero. These guides will tell you the best databases for your subject, whatever it is.
- Find your librarian
There’s a librarian that specializes in just about any topic you can dream of. Find your expert librarian, or submit questions through our Ask Us! email form.
- Need a room to meet or study?
Many group study spaces are available throughout the MIT Libraries. Some rooms can be reserved in advance, and several feature LCD screens and video-conferencing capabilities. Find out more about study spaces.
Have questions? Ask Us!