MIT Libraries Winter Break Schedule 2023-24

What's available during the winter break

Building W20 and Jaume Plensa's sculpture Alchemist covered in snowHere are the available library spaces and services during this year’s winter break for Institute staff: 

  • Library access: All library locations will close at 6pm on Friday, December 22, and remain closed throughout the break, reopening on Tuesday, January 2. 24/7 study space in Hayden, Barker, Dewey, and Rotch remains available for community members with MIT ID.
  • Returning materials: Book drops are located at all library locations, the Stata Center, and outside Building 9 – Samuel Tak Lee Building, along the Massachusetts Ave. side. Please note that items returned during the holiday will be backdated when checked in.
  • Staffed services: Help via Ask Us, scanning of items, office delivery, and other staffed services will be unavailable during the break, resuming on Tuesday, January 2.
  • Electronic resources: Access to electronic resources, such as ebooks, journals, databases, and streaming video and audio, will remain available through the break.

We hope the upcoming break will be restorative, and we wish everyone in the community a happy and healthy holiday season!