Welcome to the MIT Libraries!
Are you new to the Libraries?
Here are a few tips to get started:
- Get connected
You’ll need MIT certificates to access many library services. You may also need MIT’s Virtual Private Network for off-campus connection to library resources.
- Keep track of your loans and requests
Use “Your Account” to view your loans and requests, and renew items you have checked out.
- Learn about using course reserves
Find out what’s on reserve for your class, and how to borrow it.
- Find research guides and experts
Specialized guides and expert librarians can help you find resources for any research topic.
- Have a question or need help?
Email us, chat with us, or drop by.
Want to be a power user of the MIT Libraries?
- Get full text in Google Scholar
Select MIT Libraries in your Google Scholar settings to get direct access to full-text journal articles, when available.
- Set up citation management tools
Organize your references and PDFs and create bibliographies with Zotero, EndNote, or Mendeley.
- Download LibX
A browser add-on that lets you search BartonPlus, Vera, & Google Scholar more quickly, connect to the Barton catalog from Amazon, and streamline off-campus access to journals and databases. Learn more about LibX.
- Find a study space
Many types of study spaces are available in the Libraries, including some that are open 24×7. Find a quiet spot to study alone, or a space for your group. Several group study rooms can be reserved in advance.
- Use other area libraries
MIT students, faculty, and research staff are eligible to visit and borrow from many libraries in the Boston Library Consortium and at Harvard. Find out how.