The revised agreement enhances the uniqueness of the MIT/Harvard partnership while improving our patrons’ experience with more user-friendly and updated services. MIT and Harvard scholars will benefit from improved on-site access to a wider range of library materials, recognizing the value of collaborative collections sharing and offering robust support for today’s interdisciplinary scholarship. Affiliates from each institution will enjoy access to 28 libraries across both campuses, providing more options than ever before.
MIT and Harvard affiliates also no longer need to bring a privilege letter from their home library system in order to apply for reciprocal library privileges. Faculty, students, and staff from MIT can apply for a Harvard Library special borrower’s card by visiting the Library Privileges Office in Widener Library where they can log into MIT’s BorrowDirect service to verify MIT credentials. Patrons are asked to bring a school ID as well as an additional photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. There is no fee for the borrower card.
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