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In-Library events policy

The MIT Libraries welcome requests from MIT groups to use our main event space (The Nexus, in Hayden Library) for the following types of events:

  • Educational, cultural, or community wellness events sponsored by MIT community members that occur during Hayden’s normal open hours and that do not require closing any part of the library to general use
  • Orientation and instruction events that highlight Libraries’ programs, services, or resources

In addition, it may be possible to arrange to use other library spaces, including our reading rooms, our labs, and other teaching spaces. Such spaces may be requested via our Event Space Request form for the types of events described above, as well as:

  • Receptions in conjunction with exhibits in the Rotch Exhibition Space or the Maihaugen Gallery
  • Activities requiring specialized equipment, software, or other resources

All events conducted in Libraries spaces must follow all Institute guidelines and protocols (including the MIT event registration process), as well as the relevant Libraries’ policy:

To request MIT Libraries spaces not mentioned above for an event, please use our Event Space Request form.