Hayden Renovation Update: Key Dates for the Fall
Plans for the Hayden Library renovation are proceeding apace; our vision for a more inclusive and accessible library space for MIT that enables more learning, research, and interaction is taking shape. I look forward to sharing the designs with the community this fall.
Throughout the summer, we have been busy planning, moving staff, and readying for the library’s temporary closure in December, so that we can minimize disruption during the fall term.
We remain committed to supporting the research and study needs of the MIT community while Hayden is closed. We are providing access to collections and services accessible at other library locations on campus and via our partnerships with Harvard Library and other Ivy Plus institutions. You can find further details about services and collections at other MIT libraries and about accessing Harvard and other area libraries – for browsing and borrowing – at libraries.mit.edu/hayden-renovation.
Here are some important dates to note for the fall term:
October 9: Register for Harvard Library privileges
November 1 and 15: Reserves request deadlines
December 15: Access to Hayden general collections closes
December 19: Access to Hayden study spaces closes
December 20 – Fall 2020: Access to all of Hayden closed
We are grateful to our partners in Facilities and Campus Planning who have helped us to minimize the time needed for the project so that Hayden will be closed for a single semester. Thank you for your patience during the closure and for your support for this renovation that promises to improve the Hayden Library experience for all. If you have questions about the renovation, please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org.