Floor Maps & Locations

Third Floor Plan

Library Catalog Locations on this level:

  • Admin
  • Admin Per
  • Admin Per CD
  • Audiobooks
  • Bestsellers
  • Computer Games
  • Film Collection
  • General Collection (A-N)
  • Newspapers - Current
  • Oversize (A-N)
  • Per - Current Periodicals
  • Score

Second Floor Plan: Entrance Level

Library Catalog Locations on this level:  

  • Exhibit (Temporary Location)
  • Library Information Desk: Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Research & Instruction
  • New Books
  • Project Reports
  • Reference Books
  • Reference Desk
  • Technology Helpdesk

Off-Site Locations:

First Floor Plan

Library Catalog Locations on this level:

  • General Collection (P-Z)
  • Oversize (P-Z)

Ground Floor Plan

Library Catalog Locations on this level:

  • Map
  • Microfilm
  • Microfiche
  • Newspaper - Back Issues
  • Per - Older periodicals shelved A-Z
  • Preservation Office
  • Spec Coll - Special Collections, in-library use only
  • Tech Rpt - Technical Reports: collection of government agencies and corporations reports, search also online collections of technical reports
  • WPI Archives - in-library use only
  • WPI Spec - Special Collections, in-library use only
  • WTM - WPI Theses (brown volumes on open shelving) since 2003 online

Library Catalog Locations

A-Z Listing of Locations Mentioned in the Library Catalog

Ask us if you can't find an item.

Catalog Location Where To Find It

ADMIN

Library Administrative Area. Ask at the Reference Desk on the 2nd Floor (these are kept in Collections Management staff areas on the 3rd floor).

AT BINDERY

Items that have been sent out for repair or journal issues being bound into one volume. It usually takes up to four weeks for items to return to the library. Check at the Information Desk.

AUDIOBOOK

Books on audiocassettes or compact disc. Located adjacent to the BEST SELLERS. 3rd Floor.

BEST SELLERS

Recent bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles. Located near the computers on the 3rd floor.

CIRCULATION DESK

Items that must be requested at the main library Information Desk. 2nd Floor.

ELECTRONIC

WPI master's theses and doctoral dissertations, electronic IQP/MQP projects, electronic journals, or online books. Follow the "Web Link" in the library catalog to access.

ELECTRONIC BOOK

Follow the "Web Link" in the library catalog to access. More details on eBooks ...

E-PROJECTS

IQP and MQP reports submitted electronically. Follow the "Web Link" in the library catalog to access. Details...

EXHIBIT

Located throughout the building in exhibit cases. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information or ask at the library's Information Desk.

FOUNDERS STORAGE

Materials located in the library storage room in Founders Hall. Request specific items through the library catalog. Details...

FILM COLLECTION

Popular films and other videos and DVDs. Located on the 3rd Floor before the beginning of the general collection.

GENERAL COLLECTION

Books and other materials that may be checked out of the library.

HIGGINS ARMORY MUSEUM

Materials located in the library at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester. Contact +1-508-853-6015 x23 to gain access (items can be used only on site). Alternately, search WorldCat to find out if items can be borrowed from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan.

MAP

Located on the Ground Floor to the right of the staircase.

MICROFICHE

Located on Ground Floor in microformat holdings area.

MICROFILM

Located on Ground Floor microformat holdings area.

NEWSPAPERS

Current issues, 3rd Floor, near 302.
Older issues on Ground Floor, on the South wall in the compact shelving area.

OVERSIZE

Books too large to fit on the regular shelves so places in separate area.

PERIODICALS

Print copies of journals and magazines located in the library.

POPULAR PERIODICALS

Magazines such as Newsweek and Time.

PROJECT REPORTS

IQP and MQP reports submitted in paper copy or CD-ROM. See the request instructions in the library catalog. Pick up at the Information Desk when notified.

REFERENCE BOOK

Books located in the Reference Collection, near the Information Desk. 2nd Floor.

REFERENCE DATABASE

An electronic resource for which the library pays a subscription or licensing fee. Follow the "Web Link" in the library catalog to access.

REFERENCE DESK

Materials kept behind the Reference Desk. 2nd Floor.

REFERENCE ELECTRONIC BOOK

Reference books such as handbooks and manuals in electronic form. Follow the "Web Link" in the library catalog to access.

REFERENCE WEBSITE

Usually free resources from governmental and not-for-profit groups. Follow the "Web Link" in the library catalog to access.

RESERVE

Materials places by faculty on 3-hour reserve for specific courses. Request at the Information Desk for in-library use only. 2nd Floor.

SCORE

Music scores. Located next to the Oversize section. 3rd Floor

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Materials housed in the WPI Archives and Special Collections, including the Fellman Dickens Collection, Emmons Collection, and the Games Collection. Ground Floor. Contact the Archives for more information.

STORAGE

WPI undergraduate theses and first copies of WPI dissertations. Request at the Information Desk. 2nd Floor.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Located near the computer area. Ground Floor

WEBSITE

Free websites. Click on the "Web Link" in the library catalog.

WPI ARCHIVES/WPI SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Materials related to the history of WPI, along with items authored by or about WPI people, and housed in the WPI Archives and Special Collections. Ground Floor. Contact the Archives for more information.

Please see also the library floor plans, and ask us if you can't find an item.

You can contact the Archives at archives@wpi.edu with any questions regarding Special Collections.

 
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