Off-Campus Access

In addition to accessing electronic resources and getting help, students enrolled in the online program, WPI faculty working at a distance from WPI, as well as students taking WPI courses in other locations, can register for an ILLiad account to request both Gordon Library and non-Gordon Library owned books and articles remotely. Learn more about borrowing from Gordon Library's collection or about borrrowing from other libraries.

Off-Campus Access

From off campus, all WPI faculty, students, and staff can access electronic resources with their WPI username and password.  The following prefix should be added to a resource link if the WPI username prompt does not appear:

Request assistance from a librarian via email, chat or virtual consultation.

Distance Learners

eBooks, eJournals  and other eResources

  • eBooks, eJournals and other eResources are available for WPI student, staff and faculty use off-campus. Users must login using their WPI username and password (see Off-Campus Access above).

Books and Interlibrary Loan

  • Distance learners can register for an Interlibrary Loan account. When setting up the account, please use the address that the materials should be delivered to and use the Notes field to indicate distance learning status. Return mailing labels will be provided by the library for the safe return of materials.
  • To find materials locally, search to see if a nearby library owns the material. Many academic libraries will allow visitors to browse and use materials while they are there.
  • Distance learners can also request materials through their local public library.

Research Help

  • Librarians are available for virtual consultations. Under “How would you like to meet?” select Web Conferences to arrange a consultation.
  • Tutorials are available for self-paced instruction.
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Wish to Visit Another Library?

WPI community members may borrow from some local academic libraries by getting an ARC card.

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