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Independent Libraries & Reading Rooms at MIT

The libraries listed below are not part of the MIT Libraries but are specialized departmental and laboratory collections primarily for the use of the associated staff. Most collections are room use only. Please call ahead for hours and policies.

Career Development Center Collection -- see Global Education & Career Development Collection

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
Information Resources & Management

555 Technology Square, Mail Stop 74  
617.258.1000   (MIT tie line 182.8.4555)
Laurie Rotman, Director |
Draper Laboratory

Community Wellness at MIT Medical
MIT Medical Resource Library
Building E23-205   617.253-1316.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory Library--see Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory

Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory Reading Room
Building NW14-3104   617.253.5478
Current magazine subscriptions to Nature, HHM and The Journal of Magnetic Resonance; no other new material since 1996.
MIT-Harvard Center for Magnetic Resonance

Global Education & Career Development Collection
MIT Global Education & Career Development
Building 12-170 | 617.253.4733
Melanie Parker, Executive Director |
9-5 M-F; "A read-only library, not a circulating library. Holdings are modest."

Hart Nautical Collections Library at MIT Museum
Building N52-2nd Flr.
Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator, Hart Nautical Collections
617.253.5942 |
By appointment only; no circulation.
MIT Museum

Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory
Building 3-237w  Phone: 617.253.7952 | Fax: 617.258.8559
Sean Buhrmester, Manager |
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

Haystack Observatory Library
Westford, MA | 781.981.5400 | (MIT tie line 181.5400)
Melanie Straight |
Haystack Observatory

Hillel MIT’s Judaic Library
Building W11-140 (entry code to the library is available from the Hillel Office on the basement level of W11)
617.253.2982 |

MIT Hillel's Judaic Library, located in the MIT Religious Activities Center, is open to members of the MIT Community. The collection includes 3,000 books in English and Hebrew and a small video and DVD collection. All titles are listed in the computerized catalogue located on the Hillel Center / Library computer. Books can be borrowed for up to four weeks.

Hillel Office hours for access during the terms:
• Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm (on Fridays in the winter, the Office closes at 3pm)
• Weekend & Holidays CLOSED
• Non-term hours varied.

James F. Thomson library
MIT philosophy: resources: libraries
Building 32-D864
Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa:
The library is only for the use of the staff, faculty, and graduate students of the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. See Chrissy or Matt for the door combination.

LBGT@MIT--see Rainbow Lounge

Lincoln Laboratory - see MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Magnet Laboratory--see Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory

Mathematics Reading Room
The Mathematics Reading Room is closed until further notice due to the Math Department / Building 2 renovation.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory / Library & Archives
Lexington MA | 781.981.2300 (MIT tie line 181.2300)
Suellen Green, Sector Head |
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Medical - see Community Wellness at MIT Medical

MIT Museum/Hart Nautical Museum Library-- see Hart Nautical Collections Library at MIT Museum

Nuclear Science and Engineering Reading Room
Building NW12-215   617.253.3185
Virtual Reading Room

Operations Research Center
Philip M. Morse Reading Room
Building E40-154 617.253.3601
Operations Research Center
For OR faculty and students only

Philosophy Library - see James F. Thomson library

Physics Reading Room
Building 4-332  617.253.1791
Tan-Quy Tran
The Reading Room features numerous volumes of Physics books and journals, plentiful space for study and group work, and a beautiful view of Killian's Court.
Holdings in Barton; overnight circulation of Non-Reserve books for MIT affiliates.
Hours during the terms:
• Mon-Thur 9am - 10pm
• Fri 9am - 7pm
• Weekend & Holidays CLOSED
• Non-term hours varied.

Plasma Science and Fusion Center Library
Building NW16-153   617.253.8462
Jason Thomas, Digital Resources & Reference
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week to the PSFC community.
Library access is not available to the general public. MIT affiliates may gain access by appointment.

Rainbow Lounge: LBGT (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender) @ MIT
Building 50-005, 617.253.5440
Houses a Resource Center with a library of books, movies, and music that can be used in-room or checked out.

Science Fiction Society Library
Building W20-473
One of the world's largest open-stack libraries of science fiction and fantasy. Open to the public; see our schedule.

Whitehead Institute Reading Room
Nine Cambridge Center
Second Floor (left off elevators)
Dave Richardson, Librarian
WI 221



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