Borrow Direct

MIT is a member of the Borrow Direct partnership, a cooperative association of academic and research libraries. Many MIT community members, including current faculty, students, staff, postdocs, and researchers, are eligible to use Borrow Direct. The following institutions are members of Borrow Direct: Brown University Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University (for on-site […]

Boston Library Consortium

MIT is a member of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), a cooperative association of academic and research libraries in the greater Boston area. Most BLC member libraries are open to on-site use by patrons of other member libraries. If your work requires extensive use of materials not available at MIT, you may qualify for a […]

Mobile library services for iPhone, Android, and other smartphones

Have a smartphone? Many popular library services are available through the MIT Mobile Web. Download/visit: MIT Mobile Android app MIT Mobile iPhone app MIT Mobile Web for smartphones Then tap the “Libraries” icon.   With MIT Mobile apps & mobile site: Search for and request books Manage Your Account View library locations and hours Ask questions & […]

Barton help

Need help searching the Barton catalog? If you don’t find what you need here, Ask Us!   About Barton What is the Barton catalog? Barton is the gateway to the holdings of the MIT Libraries. These holdings include many different types of materials: 2.6 million printed volumes, 20,000 serial subscriptions, CDs, videos, microforms, online resources, and […]

Shortcut URLs for MIT Libraries web pages

The following URLs are “persistent.” We keep these pointers up to date, so if the URL of any of these pages changes, the shortcut URL will stay the same. These are the best URLs to use if you want to make a link to any of the pages below from another web page, or to […]


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