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From the director

From the director

A message from Chris Bourg

When I wrote to you a year ago about the formation of the Future of Libraries task force, I shared my hope that it...

All news November 2, 2016
Inventing the future

Inventing the future

Task force presents a bold vision for MIT and for libraries globally

This fall, the Task Force on the Future of Libraries shares with the community its report, the culmination of a yearlong conversation across the...

All news November 1, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of the Lewis Music Library

A photo timeline

The MIT community is passionate about music, so it’s no surprise that MIT’s music library holds a special place in the hearts and minds...

All news October 31, 2016
What’s new?

What’s new?

Libraries Launch Institute-wide Reading Program MIT Reads, which launched this semester, is an Institute-wide program that aims to build community and foster understanding through...

All news October 28, 2016
China Comes to Tech: 1877-1930

China Comes to Tech: 1877-1930

Maihaugen Gallery exhibit examines Chinese students at MIT

In 1877, the first student from China matriculated at MIT. By 1910, China was sending more students to MIT than any other foreign country....

All news October 27, 2016
Out of the ordinary

Out of the ordinary

Experimental Collections Fund backs bold new ideas to benefit users

MIT is synonymous with a spirit of exploration, with its thriving maker culture, entrepreneurial drive, and problem-solving ethos. This year, the Libraries staff had...

All news October 26, 2016
Change is good

Change is good

Meeting today's needs and imagining tomorrow's

While the Future of Libraries task force has been envisioning the global library of tomorrow, staff across the MIT Libraries have been hard at...

All news October 25, 2016
New faces in the Libraries

New faces in the Libraries

Get to know our newest colleagues

“Our new colleagues are arriving at a remarkable time for the MIT Libraries. As I like to say, we do great things, and we...

All news October 24, 2016

First impressions

New Libraries supporters on making their first gifts

Bertha Chang, SB ’88, PhD ’95 Raleigh, NC While Chang has faithfully contributed to her class gift ever since graduation, she saw her first...

All news October 21, 2016