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Finding books for the Schwarzman College of Computing book club

Finding books

To search for books at the MIT Libraries, use the "Search our collections" advanced search

Print books will display the library/call number for their location and say if they are available. Check out print books with your MIT ID and find library hours here.

Online books will have a link under "online availability."

When you click on this link, you'll be authenticated via Touchstone and taken to the publishers website. From there, depending on the book, you can read online or download a pdf.

MIT Reads

MIT Reads is the campus-wide book program. This spring the book is Clap When You Land and there will be an author visit from Elizabeth Acevedo on April 21st. Find out more here.

Questions about book availability? Contact the EECS Librarian

Spring 2022 books

Click on the title link to be taken to the MIT Libraries catalog to see print availability and online links. 

Other options to get the book

For audiobook editions, print copies and copies formatted for Kindle, try the local public library. You can also try Borrow Direct to borrow print books from other Ivies+ schools. 

  • The Minuteman system includes the public library in Cambridge and many other surrounding towns.
    • Anyone who lives or works in Massachusetts can sign up for a Minuteman card and have books delivered to any of the Minuteman branches. You can also sign up for an e-library card to get access to online materials (such as ebooks and digital audio books) without visiting a branch. 
    • Search the Minuteman catalog here and search the Minuteman Overdrive collection (ebooks & audiobooks) here.
    • You can also download the Libby app onto your phone to listen to audiobooks and read ebooks and add yourself to the waitlist for ebooks and audiobooks. 
  • The Boston Public Library is available to anyone who lives or works in Massachusetts.
    • You can sign up for an e-card without visiting Boston by going here, or stop by any of the BPL branches to get a card.
    • You can search the catalog here, or search the BPL Overdrive collection (audiobooks and ebooks) here.
    • Note that if you use Libby, you can add in both your BPL and Minuteman library cards into the app.  
  • You can also request print books from other universities be sent to MIT by using Borrow Direct.
    • To borrow Borrow Direct books, go to the Worldcat catalog and search for your book.
    • Click the blue "request from Borrow Direct" button. You'll be logged in via Touchstone, and then you can choose the library location at MIT that you would like the book delivered to.
    • This is an option if the copy of the book at MIT is checked out, or for materials we don't own.