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Our Mission

We are committed to excellence in services, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, preserve knowledge, and improve worldwide scholarly communication.

❶Supporting teaching, learning, research, and innovation at MIT and globally, the Libraries connect faculty and students to the best scholarly information available from wherever they are.|Expert staff, state-of-the-art technologies, and abundant resources serve every part of the Institute, bridging disciplines and communities across campus.| ]

  • Enabling discovery. Experts in a range of disciplines help students and faculty find the best sources from a vast collection of books, journals, databases, and archival and rare materials.
  • Increasing access. Each year, the MIT community downloads tens of millions of items from the Libraries, and performs more than 45 million searches on scholarly databases. The Libraries are a leader in Open Access, making more than 70,000 scholarly works by MIT authors freely available to the world.
  • Preserving knowledge. MIT is at the forefront of disseminating groundbreaking research and scholarship and of ensuring its accessibility for future use, tackling the complex issues of preserving digital information.

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