MIT faculty, students, and staff are eligible to use many of Harvard’s libraries and can choose from the following options:
- Delivery to MIT: Request materials from Harvard — or other institutions across the country — via Borrow Direct
- Visit Harvard in person (see Harvard’s visitor page for updates, including contact information for specific libraries or collections):
Registering for in-person Harvard privileges
To register for access, you will need to fill out an application in advance. MIT users should use the Ivy Plus and BorrowDirect instructions.
Using the Harvard Libraries
Register for a HarvardKey (similar to Your Account in MIT’s Search Our Collections)
- To get the full benefits from Harvard Libraries HOLLIS system (requesting items on shelf to be held for pick up, viewing your record, requesting renewals), register for a HarvardKey:
Options Beyond Harvard
To explore the full range of options available to MIT users, view our Visit non-MIT Libraries page.