New service allows MIT access to all Ivy libraries and more


Pictured in clockwise order: Cornell University, Yale University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College

If your research takes you beyond MIT, you can now use university libraries around the country through MIT Libraries’ partnership with Borrow Direct–a cooperative association of academic and research libraries.

Beginning October 1, MIT students, faculty, and staff can visit and borrow from the libraries at Brown University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. See details on this service to learn how to use these libraries in person or for interlibrary borrowing.

And don’t forget, you can always search MIT Libraries’ extensive collections of 1.3 million print books, 540,000 ebooks, and 46,000 electronic journal and database subscriptions with MIT’s megasearch engine BartonPlus.

  • Or search just books, ebooks, journal titles, and other media at MIT with Barton.
  • Find materials at other libraries with WorldCat.
  • If you can’t find what you need, we’ll help you get it. Or just Ask Us.