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MIT Science Fiction Society
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
The MIT Science Fiction Society (or MITSFS) is a student organization that maintains and administers a large publicly-accessible library of science fiction and fantasy books and magazines. The over 60,000 volumes constitute the "world's largest open-shelf collection of science fiction." The Eaton collection of the University of California, Riverside is larger, but that collection is not on open shelves. According to MITSFS, the library once included "over 90% of all science fiction ever published in English", although a profusion of self-publishing now may have outdistanced it. The library is freely available for browsing by the public, as well as for borrowing by members. Membership is open to anyone who pays the modest dues and agrees to abide by the rules. The collection is located on the fourth floor of MIT's Julius Adams Stratton Student Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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