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Access to the licensed resources provided by the MIT Libraries is established by MIT IP address or authentication via MIT’s Touchstone. Search Vera to see additional access restrictions for each resource.

Current members of the MIT community:

  • If you’re on-campus with an MIT IP address or on the “MIT Secure” network, you can go directly to most resources and the publisher will recognize your IP address. Some resources require authentication via MIT’s Touchstone – see details below.
  • If you’re on-campus and on the “MIT Guest” network, you won’t be able to access most resources due to publisher restrictions. Switch to the “MIT Secure” network or get authenticated via MIT’s Touchtone – see details below.
  • If you’re off-campus with a non-MIT IP address, you either need to simulate an MIT IP address, or follow a path that authenticates you via MIT’s Touchstone – see details below.

Visitors:
To access most licensed resources, you must be on campus and either:

If you have a laptop, you’ll be able to connect to the “MIT Guest” wireless network from on-campus, but you won’t be able to access most licensed resources due to publisher restrictions.

To simulate an MIT IP address use IS&T’s: 

To connect via MIT’s Touchstone: