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Why should I sign in to Your Account?

Signing in to Your Account is NOT required for getting access to licensed online library content.

The links in the records will authenticate you as needed.

Signing in to Your Account will allow you to:

  • Make requests, or check on the status of or cancel any existing requests.
  • See what items you have checked out.
  • Save records and searches across sessions.
  • Set up "alerts" that will email you new results that match searches you have saved.

How can I sign in to Your Account?

To access Your Account:

  • Go directly to Your Account:, or
  • Select "Sign in" in the upper right corner of the Search Our Collections site, or at the "Sign in" prompt on various pages.

Use Touchstone to sign in and use your MIT certificates or Kerberos account.

At this point we are only supporting access to Your Account for current MIT faculty, staff, and students. As we resume services, we will review access to Your Account for sponsored researchers and other potentially eligible user groups. 

If you are an MIT faculty, staff or student and cannot get access to Your Account, please Ask Us for help.