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Course Reserves & TIP FAQ: Hayden Renovation

Information about the Libraries' course reserves service and MIT's TIP (Textbook Information Provisioning) service

More Information on the Hayden Renovation

More information on the Hayden Renovation including our guiding principles, goals, and further service changes can be found here.

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If you have questions about borrowing and returning Course Reserves, please email

If you have questions about your Course Reserves request, please email

If you have questions or comments about the future of Hayden Library, please contact

Hayden Reserves in Fall 2019

In order to prepare for the closure of Hayden Library, Fall 2019 Course Reserves currently housed at Hayden will be moved to other MIT Libraries locations on November 27, 2019. Reserves materials will be split as follows:

 School of Engineering

  • No changes will be made to materials for courses not traditionally housed at Hayden Library.
  • Materials for Material Science and Engineering (Course 3), Chemical Engineering (Course 10), Biological Engineering (Course 20), and Nuclear Science and Engineering (Course 22) will be moved to Rotch Library

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • Materials for Theater Arts (21M) will be moved to Lewis Music Library
  • Materials for Anthropology (21A), Global Studies and Languages (21G), History (21H), Literature (21L), Writing (21W), Linguistics and Philosophy (Course 24), Comparative Media Studies (CMS), Science, Technology, and Society (STS), and Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) will be moved to Dewey Library

School of Science

  • Materials for Physics (Course 8) will be moved to Barker Library
  • Materials for Chemistry, (Course 5), Biology (Course 7), Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Course 9), Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (Course 12), and Mathematics (Course 18) will be moved to Rotch Library