Borrow Direct

MIT is a member of the Borrow Direct partnership, a cooperative association of academic and research libraries. Many MIT community members, including current faculty, students, staff, postdocs, and researchers, are eligible to use Borrow Direct. The following institutions are members of Borrow Direct: Brown University Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University (for on-site […]

Boston Library Consortium

We have transitioned to an affiliate membership with the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).  We are no longer issuing BLC cards to the MIT community.  However, the collections of the BLC libraries remain available to the MIT community through our Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) service.  Use MIT’s WorldCat to search for and request materials held in other […]

Barton help

Need help searching the Barton catalog? If you don’t find what you need here, Ask Us!   About Barton What is the Barton catalog? Barton is the gateway to the holdings of the MIT Libraries. These holdings include many different types of materials: 2.6 million printed volumes, 20,000 serial subscriptions, CDs, videos, microforms, online resources, and […]

Shortcut URLs for MIT Libraries web pages

The following URLs are “persistent.” We keep these pointers up to date, so if the URL of any of these pages changes, the shortcut URL will stay the same. These are the best URLs to use if you want to make a link to any of the pages below from another web page, or to […]


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Choose the best search tools and services to help you find and get the articles, books, and other research materials you need. Default “All” quick search The new default search on our site (see above) offers a quick way to get to books, CDs, DVDs, articles, journals, and website information. Learn more about how this […]