Loans to non-MIT institutions: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
We will not be issuing loans to non-MIT institutions until the MIT Libraries reopen to the general public. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Document Services lends materials owned by the MIT Libraries to other institutions.
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Lending policies, prices, and delivery options
Items are lent to institutions in the U.S. and Canada, not to individuals. There is no charge for loans to our reciprocal partners. Please see pricing and turnaround times.
The loan period is 60 days. Renewals are not permitted.
Items we do NOT lend
Dissertations, theses, sound recordings, video cassettes, CD ROMs, DVDs, computer diskettes, microforms, M2 and M3 music scores, maps, oversized items, and items from the Department of Distinctive Collections.
Lost book policy
Our non-refundable fee for a lost book is $135. Books are considered lost once they are more than 30 days overdue.
All materials owned by the MIT Libraries must be returned by a traceable shipper. Materials lost in transit are the responsibility of the borrower. For address information please see Contact Us.
How to make an ILL request
Interlibrary Loan requests may be initiated through OCLC (our symbol is MYG) or via our secure online order forms. See sidebar for order form links.
Please contact us with further questions.