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. 

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Research and Perspectives for the Pandemic
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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. 

Visit the Libraries' response page


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Getting help

  • 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

Electronic materials and collections

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.

Interlibrary requests

  • 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.