Most units of study have prescribed textbooks and recommended readings. You can find this information in the Unit Description on Moodle.
MIT students can also find links to print and electronic resources for your units in the Textbooks & Readings tool in each Moodle shell.
Use this search box to find your textbooks. Type your full subject or unit code, including all letters and numbers, without spaces, eg. ITECH1001, MN524.
Yes. Aside from attending your lectures, your subject's prescribed textbook is one of the most important resources you need to succeed in your studies. These texts have been carefully chosen by your lecturers and subject coordinators to give you the best possible information for your courses.
You are expected to buy your own copies of each prescribed textbook.
The MIT Library buys one copy of a prescribed text for every 10 students in a class. That means for a class of 50 students, the Library will buy 5 books. These books are a shared resource - they are not your own copies for the study period.
Unfortunately, textbooks can be costly. But so are:
Textbooks are an investment in your education. Having your own copies will help you pass your subjects, and will ultimately save you time and money.
Owning and reading your textbooks = success at MIT.
The textbook landscape has changed a lot recently. At this stage, the best place to buy your textbooks is Booktopia.