By the Numbers: Resource Sharing

Stacks of books with yellow BorrowDirect labels on the covers.Staff in Resource Sharing, part of the Information Delivery & Library Access department, provide MIT faculty, students, and staff access to materials not available at the MIT Libraries and lend our materials to other institutions. MIT users can request and rapidly receive materials through document delivery, interlibrary loan, and BorrowDirect, a service that shares resources between 13 leading academic libraries in the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation.

  • 1,778 – Articles and chapters scanned from our collections and delivered to the MIT community
  • 19,320 – Articles borrowed from other institutions
  • 3,352 – Books borrowed from other institutions
  • 5,052 – Books lent to other institutions

Data for fiscal year 2023