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Researchers and visitors can examine WPI's archival and special collections in the Fellman Dickens Reading Room, located on the Ground Floor of Gordon Library. The Reading Room also hosts primary source and instructional sessions as well as small seminar courses utilizing the collections.


While it is not necessary to schedule a research consultation during the hours the Reading Room is open, appointments provide ASC staff with the time needed to search, verify and pull requested materials, allowing researchers to maximize their scheduled visit time.  To request an appointment please Contact Us.


Researchers unable to visit Archives & Special Collections in-person may submit research and digitization requests by completing a Contact Form or calling +1-508-831-6112. ASC staff may perform up to 30 minutes of research on behalf of a distance researcher without charge. Requests are queued at the discretion of ASC staff. Additional research time may be available for a fee.


Find the library’s location on the campus map.  For directions to the WPI campus and information on parking and public transportation, see Coming to Campus.



Regular Hours

Fellman Dickens Reading Room

Monday-Thursday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
By appointment: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For more information about collections or services please Contact Us