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NE36: NE36 Admins Reference Page

NE36 building information for residents and visitors

Purpose of This Guide

This guide is meant to be used by the NE36 Administrative Assistant team to answer common questions about space-related concerns in NE36.


Keyboard Installations

For one-off requests, use the spares we currently have in stock in the utility closet (6113b) and submit an install request via

If there’s a need to place a new order due to a large number of requests:

  • First check to see if other NE36 admins have similar requests so you can consolidate orders.
  • Use Creative Office Pavilion by contacting either Theresa Albano ( or Erik Booth ( and cc the Libraries' facilities team ( They will work with you to draft a quote, and then they’ll post the final quote on B2P for you to approve for a PO.
  • The standard model options being used across the floor are listed below. Please stick with these unless there is a special need so we can continue to repurpose them across the floor if/as needed.
    • Workwrite Standard Platform System (Classic board thickness) at 22”
    • Workwrite Standard Banana-Board System (Classic board thickness) at 22”
  • When submitting the requisition, use the Furnishings account, 1607554, and notify the Libraries' facilities team (

Requests for other furnishings, including standing desks

Please follow the guidelines on the "Furnishings" account section of the Admin Assistants Resource Guide: Central Accounts page of Staff Web. Note that VPF guidelines do not allow for furniture to be purchased on a Procurement Card.

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Spare Access Badges

Libraries staff who need to borrow an access badge should email, or contact one of the NE36 admins. (Badges can be found in the key lockbox.)

Admins should log the signout and return of all access badges. The signout list for badges can be found here. If you are an admin who needs access, please email

We have a limited number of spare access badges for visitors to use while in NE36 (to move back and forth between the office suite and bathrooms). Staff may also borrow a badge for the day if they forget their MIT ID. Please note that since we have a limited number of badges, borrowing one is first-come, first-served. Badges should always be returned to NE36 admin staff before leaving for the day.

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Building Access Badges

The main entrance to NE36/105 Broadway is open, with the security desk staffed, Monday through Friday from 6AM to 6PM (excluding holidays). For access outside of these hours, staff will need an access badge from Biogen (separate from their MIT ID card).

Biogen access badges are available to staff who are based in NE36, or staff whose jobs may require them to access the building during off hours; other Libraries staff will not be issued Biogen access cards.

Cards can be requested by new staff, or staff who are relocating to NE36, here. Please note that the turnaround time on these badges usually takes at least two weeks.

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Beverage Programs


Coffee service is provided by Grind (a part of Leanbox). We currently have an account with unlimited service, which is fully managed by Grind. Grind takes regular inventory of our coffee beans and coffee filters, and drops off new stock as needed. (Usually, inventory is done weekly, with restocking happening every other week.)

If we have broken equipment, need more of the large coffee dispensers (airpots), or if it appears that Grind isn't keeping up our inventory, please contact Renée Hellenbrecht so that she can log into our Grind account and open a support ticket.

Shelf stable milk and sweeteners are not a part of the Grind program. Those items should be reordered when requested by staff, similar to office supplies. They can be ordered from Staples, Amazon, or another vendor, and charged to cost object 1605545 for the NE36 beverage/coffee program.

Bevi Water Dispenser

The NE36 kitchen water dispenser is maintained by Bevi. Bevi remotely monitors the status of the machine, and periodically comes in to swap out or refill flavors, replace cartridges for carbonated water, and service the machine.

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Trash, Recycling, Compost

See this page on the NE36 Staff Guide for general information for staff who need information on how to dispose of an item.

Disposing of really large items, like wooden pallets, requires reaching out to SBM, our janitorial contractor.

Electronic waste, printer toner cartridges, and plastic bags/film are picked up by MIT Facilities. A work order must be created in Atlas to do so. Because NE36 is not listed in the pull-down section of pickup locations, choose building W20 and room 021 from the list, and then write in "Actual location is NE36-6101" in the section asking for more detailed location information.

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Key Lockbox

The key lockbox is mounted to the wall in the utility closet next to the kitchenette. The combination for the lockbox is stored in a shared LastPass folder; if you are an administrative assistant who needs access, email the NE36 admins list. (The Director's Office administrative assistants, the NE36 administrative assistants, and the Libraries' Facilities Administrator should all have access to this shared password.)

The lockbox contains extra access badges (see here for information); extra keys to assist during a lockout in an office, conference room, or other NE36 space; and extra keys for the hotelling lockers, in case of lockout/lost keys. The keys are labeled and ordered. There is also a numbered list inside of the lockbox.

In the event that nobody with access to the lockbox is immediately available to open it up for an urgent need (such as an accidental lockout during a conference call), the lockbox combination can be shared with the member of staff who needs assistance. Afterward, the combination should be changed, and the new combination should be shared out via LastPass.

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Copy Stations and Multi-Function Copy Machines

There are three copy stations in NE36 suite 6101 and one on the 7th floor. They each host a multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax machine.

The multi-function printers are serviced through MIT's CopyTech (for both service and supplies). Info on CopyTech's printer/copier management program (including contact information) can be found here. CopyTech does regular service checks, and monitors machine statuses, including toner levels. If a machine does run out of toner, CopyTech can be contacted with the information on their site.