| Using MIT publications | Search Barton:
MIT Libraries' catalog
and access policies
researchers, whether or not they are affiliated with MIT, are welcome
to use the collection. All MIT publications are cataloged in
Barton, the MIT Libraries'
the MIT publications collection in the Institute Archives and Special
Collections serves as the permanent record of many scholarly activities
of MIT, the materials do not circulate. Items from the collection
may only be used in the Institute Archives reading room. However,
many items in the MIT publications collection are duplicated in
the holdings of the divisional libraries, from which they may be
borrowed if the researcher has borrowing privileges at MIT. Some also have online versions. See
Alternative Locations of Some MIT Publications.
of the MIT publications collection is stored off site and requires
at least 24-48 hours advance notice to retrieve. Publications may
be requested by
out an order form in the reading room of the Institute Archives
submitting a request through Ask the Archives!
include the following information with your request:
will usually be available after 3:00 pm on the business day following
the day of the request. A researcher can ask to be notified when
items are available for use.
reasons of preservation and security, the Institute Archives has
no self-service photocopy machine. Copies of MIT publications may
be ordered from the MIT Libraries' Document
Services. The Institute Archives reserves the right to restrict
duplication of any item considered by the Reference Archivist too
fragile to copy.
sources of information about MIT publications
following sites may also be of interest in locating MIT publications:
Links to selected on-line publications or their home pages
at MIT: List of MIT research centers, laboratories, and programs,
with links to their home pages
academics: Links to the home pages of MIT's academic departments
Links to the home pages of MIT's administrative offices
Press: Home page of the MIT Press