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About us

The future of knowledge depends on libraries. That future starts here.

Our vision? A world where more people have access to knowledge and more voices are heard. Where tools and solutions can be networked, shared, and “hacked.” Where knowledge not only provides answers, but empowers and inspires. We think libraries can help build this world. Let’s get started.

Building 14 courtyard

Building 14 Courtyard to Undergo Renovation

Revitalized outdoor space to be redesigned along with Hayden Library.

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Jaume Plensa's Alchemist

MIT Libraries’ Vision: A New Urgency

A new document articulates and amplifies our existing vision with a sharpened focus, new urgency, and principles to guide our decision making.

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Photograph of MIT campus by Molly Kruko

Collecting the Now

Distinctive Collections launches a project documenting COVID-19 at MIT for the Institute Archives.

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Explore our organization

Here’s how we plan to contribute to a world with enduring, abundant, equitable, and meaningful access to information.

Who we are

Meet our staff and learn about opportunities to work with us

Inside our organization

What we live by

We aim to do great things and to find joy and meaning in our work

Vision, mission, values

How we’re shaping the future

We’re working to make libraries open, interactive, and computational

Strategic initiatives & research