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Research Beyond Wellesley

Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley? Take advantage of the wide range of other library resources available to you. Covid 19 Update: Please check with individual libraries about current access policies.

  • Boston Library Consortium (BLC) card gives you access to a number of academic and research libraries in the Greater Boston area. Stop by one of the Reference Desks and request one — it only takes a minute or two!
  • Your Wellesley ID gives you borrowing privileges at MIT libraries — you don't have to be cross-registered at MIT.
  • The Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, 24 branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content. You can register online for an eCard to gain access to ebooks, streaming media, and databases from the BPL. You can also obtain a physical card at any branch library with proper ID.
  • Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan

Still can't find what you need? Ask Us!

Search ArchiveGrid

One of the best features of ArchiveGrid is its ability to help you find primary sources no matter where you are.  Realized there's a missing piece to your research but can't travel during the semester?  No problem! 

Type keywords for your topic into the box below and click on the "summary view" tab in the resulting window.  You can choose archives in the Boston area, easy to get to on the bus or T!


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Find archival collections and primary source materials