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Document Services offers free interlibrary borrowing services to the MIT community, lends materials to domestic & Canadian institutions, and provides paid document delivery & scanning services to the world.

Order/purchase copies of materials from MIT collections

Please verify that MIT owns the material before placing an order.

Borrow materials from MIT collections

The MIT Libraries provides borrowing to the MIT community and beyond.

  • Non-MIT institutions: Borrow via our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. See our ILL guide.
  • MIT users: Simply use your MIT ID at any library.

Get materials from non-MIT libraries

MIT users only (includes current MIT faculty, staff, and students). Be sure to Search Our Collections to see if the item is available at MIT.

Use our Scanning Services to digitize your materials

The Libraries offer a variety of scanning services, including:

  • Scan large collections of print materials
  • Slides and photographic scanning