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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.

Envisioning Hayden Library

The Libraries are pursuing a renovation of Hayden that reflects our vision for the future of libraries.

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MIT's Great Dome

Framework for Publisher Contracts

MIT’s principle-based framework aims to support the needs of scholars, reflect Institute principles, and advance science.

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Heather Yager

The Computational Library

A Q&A with Heather Yager, associate director for technology, on the role of libraries in enabling computational research.

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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