All MIT Libraries locations, with the exception of the 24-hour study facilities in Hayden and Dewey libraries, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, as a cost-saving measure to meet Institute budget reductions.
During the closure, the Libraries’ website, Barton, Vera and access to electronic licensed resources will be available. However, most library staff will be on furlough and will not be available to offer assistance. A small number of staff will be on-call to address any reported system outages; reasonable attempts will be made to bring systems back online as soon as possible.
While it will continue to be possible to make online requests for some MIT Libraries’ services or materials, these requests will not be acted upon until the Libraries reopen. Due dates for materials on loan have been adjusted to reflect the closure — no items will be due during this period and fines will not accrue.
Please see the library hours website for a complete list of individual library hours.