Become a power user of the MIT Libraries

Think you already know the basics about the MIT Libraries?  These tips will help you level up to become a power user of the MIT Libraries:

  • Get Harvard privileges
    MIT faculty, students, and research staff are eligible to visit and borrow from many libraries at Harvard. Borrow books from Widener and 7 other Harvard libraries. Faculty, graduate students, and research staff can also borrow from Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine. Fill out the Harvard or Countway application to get started.
  • Get your Boston Library Consortium (BLC) card
    MIT faculty, students, and research staff can visit any BLC Library, including several other academic libraries in the Boston area, and borrow materials with a BLC card. Drop by any MIT library service desk to apply.
  • Download LibX to make your life easier 
    Search the Barton catalog, Vera, & Google Scholar quicker, connect to Barton from Amazon and more, and streamline off-campus access to journals and databases. Download LibX.
  • Need a room to meet or study?
    Many group study spaces are available throughout the MIT Libraries. Some rooms can be reserved in advance, and several feature LCD screens and video-conferencing capabilities. Find out more about study spaces.

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