The George C. Gordon Library enriches WPI and the global community, inspiring and supporting research exploration and discovery, through the expertise of our staff, by providing relevant and specialized resources, user-centered spaces, and innovative services and tools that anticipate and respond to WPI’s changing information needs.
Welcome to WPI's George C. Gordon Library. We proudly support WPI's distinction as a global leader in project-based learning. We work closely with WPI faculty, students, and staff to help fulfill WPI's strategic goals and mission. We offer:
- a vast portfolio of high quality information across every field of inquiry
- best-in-class digital search tools and technologies
- expert advice and consultations that help save you time and accomplish your goals
- a great variety of quiet and collaborative meeting and work spaces
- unique resources in our archives and Digital WPI
- a welcoming community dedicated to diversity and inclusivity
With more than a quarter million print volumes, more than one million ebooks, access via 370 databases to over 75,000 journals and millions of full-text articles, we support WPI's intensive use of information for project work and multidisciplinary collaboration.
The library's Archives and Special Collections feature WPI history, the industrial history of Worcester, the history of science and technology generally, and fire protection engineering. A highlight is our extensive collection of the published works of Charles Dickens, many made available through Digital WPI, and Dickens-related manuscripts and research materials, in addition to art.
Located in the Gordon Library building are WPI's Morgan Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development Center, Academic Technology Center (ATC), IT Services and Support, and Class of 1970 Café.
Gordon Library is a proud partner of regional and national networks of library and information organizations, among them EAST, IEEE, LOEX, LYRASIS, NDLTD, NISO, SPARC, and the Worcester Academic Research Collaborative (ARC).