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Service update

Now available for MIT Covid Pass holders: Request an appointment to visit our reading room.

  • Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, from 10 am to 4 pm, and must be requested three business days in advance.
  • We are aiming for non-MIT users to visit the reading room in the future, following Institute policies for visitors. Please continue to check back for updates.
  • We continue to offer virtual reference consultations with materials from our collections and provide digitization services. See requesting materials for the latest information.
  • Requests from the MIT community will continue to be prioritized. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Reading Room

Maihaugen Gallery

  • The Maihaugen Gallery’s ongoing exhibits showcase historical documents, photographs, rare books, maps, artwork and more from Distinctive Collections.
  • The gallery was established with the generous support of MIT alumni and friends of the Libraries.

Wunsch Conservation Lab

  • The mission of the Wunsch Conservation Lab is to preserve information, and protect and promote the conservation of MIT’s tangible collections through thoughtful collaboration, innovation, research, and discovery.
  • Visits to the Lab are by appointment only. Please request a class session.
  • For more information on our lab, our programs and partnerships, please contact us at: conservationlab@mit.edu

Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC)

  • AKDC@MIT is open to the MIT community and the public 10am–4pm (EST), Monday through Thursday, or by appointment.
  • Selections of our collections are available online via Archnet and in MIT Libraries’ Dome.
  • If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the online collections, please email akdc@mit.edu for assistance.