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Library services for visitors: Special programs

Information for visitors to the MIT Libraries

Service update

Library access is limited to:

  • MIT faculty, students, and staff and their invited guests in compliance with MIT’s campus access policies.
  • Visitors who have been issued a Tim Ticket by Distinctive Collections or for Libraries business or events.

All Libraries users must be in compliance with MIT's campus access policy, including wearing masks in Libraries' spaces.

Please note: The MIT Libraries do not sponsor users in Covid Pass or issue Tim Tickets for access to Libraries’ general collections or study spaces.

Reciprocal faculty borrowing program

The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is a cooperative library organization which includes the MIT Libraries and more than 160 other research libraries.

OCLC has a program which provides faculty members on-site access and borrowing privileges at member libraries.

To take advantage of this OCLC program as a visitor to the MIT Libraries:

  • Please contact Document Services in advance to enroll for library privileges.
  • Document Services is open by appointment only, between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.