Expanded Harvard Libraries privileges now available

MIT faculty, staff, and students have expanded Harvard access and borrowing privileges

books-1246674_640The MIT Libraries has successfully negotiated to expand access and borrowing privileges with the Harvard Libraries for MIT faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. The new agreement more than doubles the MIT community’s access and borrowing privileges by either expanding or newly offering access and borrowing at 11 libraries.

These libraries also participate in BorrowDirect, so users may decide if they want direct access to Harvard’s on-site collections or would prefer to have items delivered to MIT for pick-up. This is a one-year pilot; Harvard will review the impact on their space capacity after a year to determine whether adjustments should be made.

To learn more and to apply for these privileges, community members need only apply through a single form linked from this page. Users will then be provided a privilege letter for access to the following Harvard Libraries:

  • Andover-Harvard Theological Library
  • Baker Library
  • Cabot Science Library
  • Chemistry Library
  • Countway Medical Library
  • Ernst Mayr Library [MCZ]
  • Fine Arts Library
  • Fung Library
  • Gordon McKay Library [SEAS]
  • Gutman Education Library
  • Harvard Kennedy School Library
  • Harvard Law School Library
  • Houghton Library (access only)
  • Lamont Library
  • Loeb Design Library
  • Loeb Music Library
  • Physics Research Library
  • Tozzer Library
  • Widener Library
  • Wolbach Library
  • Yenching Library

Please note that there are several Harvard Libraries that have restricted access during finals due to capacity, e.g. Law and Baker.

If there are any questions about these privileges or about the application process, simply Ask Us.