The Fellman Dickens Reading Room is open 1PM-5PM Monday through Thursday, or by appointment 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday when classes are in session. To book use of the reading room use LibCal.

Gladwin Gallery

The Gallery is open whenever the library is open. Check out the latest exhibit here.


You can contact the staff with any questions or requests by e-mailing archives@wpi.edu or calling +1-508-831-6112

Location and parking

Archives &  Special Collections is located on the ground floor of the George C. Gordon Library. For more information on campus location and parking, please look here.

Donations and Gifts

Archives & Special Collections welcomes materials and funds that support and positively impact WPI’s teaching and research activities.  ASC staff are able to accept materials that have been approved in advance.

In order to help ASC staff evaluate your materials, we may ask you to provide a brief description of the materials, or list of publications that includes author, title, edition and date.  Following evaluation, ASC staff will work with you to arrange for official acceptance, transfer, and acknowledgment of materials.

Financial gifts to support the cataloging, processing, and preservation of collections helps make the materials accessible more quickly.  Donated works should meet the same selection criteria as current purchases. Archives & Special Collections becomes the owner of all accepted gifts and, as such, reserve the right to determine their retention, location, cataloging treatment and use.

ASC staff is not able to give monetary appraisal of materials to be donated.  To find an appraiser, you may consult one of these resources:

Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association of America

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers

We are grateful that you are considering a gift to the WPI’s Archives & Special Collections.