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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.

Designing the Hayden Experience

Now that the architectural vision has taken shape, staff across the organization have been tasked with rethinking what happens in Hayden once the library reopens.

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Jaume Plensa's Alchemist

MIT Libraries’ Vision: A New Urgency

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

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Roger Levy

A Q&A with Roger Levy

Levy, associate professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, shares his perspective on leading the Committee on the Library System.

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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