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Harvard borrowing privileges for MIT undergraduates

Reciprocal borrowing program with Harvard College Library begins April 5

Building on an existing collaboration between the MIT Libraries and Harvard College Library (HCL), undergraduate students at Harvard and MIT may participate in a pilot program which, for the first time, enables reciprocal borrowing privileges for undergraduates at the two institutions.

As of April 5, Harvard undergraduates will have borrowing privileges at MIT Libraries and MIT students will enjoy similar privileges at participating Harvard libraries. The program, which will be evaluated after 14 months, offers undergraduates from both institutions access to the complementary circulating collections of each institution’s libraries.

MIT undergraduate students may apply online for an HCL Special Borrower card. Once confirmed, students may obtain a photo ID from the Widener Library Privileges Desk. The card gives the bearer borrowing privileges at participating HCL libraries including:

MIT graduate students and faculty have existing borrowing privileges at HCL libraries and may also apply for cards online.



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