MIT Libraries | Resources for the Pandemic
All MIT Libraries (including 24-hour spaces and book drops) are closed until further notice, but will continue to provide resources, services, and consulting online.
MIT Hayden Library
The MIT Libraries Covid-update website contains all the details of library access for the community, including access to physical materials, thesis resources, and data services.
- We are maintaining our Ask Us services for general help, research, and reference questions.
- Subject experts are available for remote consultation and can be reached via email.
- For help with copyright questions related to digitizing materials: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic materials and collections
- All of our e-books, online journals, databases, and other streaming/electronic materials remain available as usual. See more information about connecting from off-campus.
- Libraries staff have coordinated with major publishers and digital platforms to provide expanded and free resources for remote teaching, learning, and research.
- Get access to online resources from public libraries. Any MA resident can get a Boston Public Library e-borrowing card.
Suggest a purchase
To request that the Libraries purchase an e-book or other materials for you, fill out our Suggest a Purchase form. We’ll move quickly to fulfill all approved orders.
- We are still filling article and book chapter requests when we can. Given that many interlibrary lending systems across the country are shut down, we ask for your patience and understanding.
- Requests for physical materials via Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Borrowing have been suspended until further notice.