The Gordon Library provides an array of resources and services to support WPI faculty in their teaching and research endeavors.

Teaching Support

Librarians are available to provide instruction services, including in-class instruction and individual and group research consultations. The Gordon Library can also help you offer course reserves or find open and affordable educational resources for your courses.

Research Support

The Gordon Library offers faculty research support in a variety of forms, including online guides and tutorials and research consultations at the library or at your office. Support includes collections, measuring research impact, publishing and copyright, and scholarly communication and author rights.

Interlibrary Loan

Use the interlibrary loan service to borrow items from other libraries that are not in the Gordon Library's collections. With fast and efficient turnaround services, the Library can get items for you quickly.  View our policies and FAQs about Interlibrary Loan.

Suggest a Purchase

Suggest a resource, such as a book, video, journal, or database, for the Gordon Library to purchase for your research or teaching.

Borrowing Library Resources

Find information on loan periods for library resources, granting proxy borrowing privileges to others, and other borrowing policies.

Off-Campus Library Access

Library resources are still available to all faculty while they are off-campus. Find information about how to access electronic resources, request print materials, or contact librarians.

Get in Touch

For questions, requests, or to find out more about the Gordon Library's services for faculty, email, call 508-831-5410, or chat with a librarian.

Reserve a Room

Gordon Library is equipped with conference rooms and labs that can be reserved by faculty and staff members of the WPI community for meetings, lectures, project work, and more.

Faculty and the Gordon Library


percentage of faculty who feel the library can support their research needs


percentage of faculty who feel the library can support their teaching needs


Faculty collaborated with librarians to provide instruction during 2017-2018

Digital WPI showcases the scholarship of WPI students, with collections of theses and dissertations and, in fall 2018, interactive qualifying projects and major qualifying projects. Student work is browsable by department and full-text searchable.