Borrowing from the WPI Library 

How do I check out library materials? After locating the item(s) that you want in the library, take them to the Main Information Desk and present your WPI ID. The library not only circulates books, but also videos, music CDs, hard drives, headphones, reserve items, and more.

WPI Library Databases 

What databases and research tools does the Library provide access to for my research area? Just click on the Library’s Databases by Subject link to easily identify databases that contain references and abstracts to scholarly articles, conference papers, handbooks, and more—as well as available full-text content in your subject area. There you can browse by WPI majors or other specialized subject areas. Try it out.

Off-Campus Access to WPI’s Library

Can I access WPI databases, e-journals. Yes, you can easily access the resources’ link, type in your WPI username and password at the prompt; the same login used for WPI email and WPI accounts.


Does the Library provide a tool that can help me collect and organize all my research references and citations? By creating and using an EndNote Desktop account, you can save valuable time collecting, organizing, and automatically formatting your references into your own personal database of resources. More information on EndNote.

Funding Opportunities

Can the Library help me identify funding opportunities for my research? The library provides access to the resource Pivot to help you explore and identify relevant funding opportunities such as grants and fellowships. Through Pivot you can access local and global connections that will enable you to explore new avenues for funding and collaboration for your research. 

Interlibrary Loan

How do I borrow items that our library does not own?  Place requests for books, articles, theses, dissertations, conference papers and other media free of charge via the Library’s ILLiad interlibrary loan service a convenient way to access the resources so essential to your research. More.

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