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Borrow Direct

BorrowDirect is a service that allows MIT faculty, students, and staff to borrow materials that are not available at MIT from other Borrow Direct institutions and also provides access to these institution’s library spaces.

Get delivery of materials to MIT via Borrow Direct

Search MIT’s WorldCat to identify and request materials from Borrow Direct libraries. If an item is not owned by a Borrow Direct institution, you may also see an option to request the item through MIT’s Interlibrary Borrowing.

See our WorldCat Help guide or Ask Us if you need help finding materials.

Visit Borrow Direct libraries

When you visit one of the Borrow Direct Plus libraries, in order to verify your current MIT affiliation you will be asked to:

  1. Present your MIT ID
  2. Log into the Borrow Direct system via Touchstone

Before your visit, search MIT’s WorldCat to confirm that the partner library has what you need, as well as hours of operation, participating locations, library policies, and loan periods: