The MIT Libraries encourage MIT alumni/ae to make use of the libraries during their visits to campus. Library hours and locations are available online.
- MIT alumni/ae may register for borrowing privileges at an MIT Libraries service desk by presenting their MIT ID for Alumni. For questions about borrowing privileges, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Privileges do not include off campus access to electronic resources, except those provided via the Alumni access program. Many other e-resources may be accessed on site in the MIT Libraries. See access to collections for details.
- Privileges do not include Interlibrary Borrowing from non-MIT institutions.
Reference and information staff can:
- assist alumni/ae in using the online catalog.
- answer questions about locations of library materials.
- make referrals to appropriate library collections and services at MIT and in the greater Boston area.
- provide brief research assistance.
- Full reference service is provided in the use of government document depository collections.
Some limitations apply:
- Reference services are scheduled to meet the needs of the MIT community; times of available service vary from library to library.
- Current MIT faculty, students and staff have priority access to physical, electronic, and staff resources.
- Alumni/ae must abide by the Library use policy.
The following resources are available at all times:
- The Virtual Reference Collection is a collection of useful reference websites compiled by MIT librarians.
- Research guides, created by MIT librarians, recommend websites and resources for research in specific subject areas or on specific topics.
For a fee, MIT alumni/ae around the world can order MIT technical reports/working papers and theses from the MIT Libraries' extensive and unique collections.