The Gordon Library works with faculty to support teaching and research for undergraduate and graduate students. Through the instruction program, librarians offer consultations, in-person instruction, and a variety of tutorials and research guides in support of teaching and learning. The Library also promotes the use of library resources and open educational resources (OER) in courses through the course reserve service, Canvas readings, and OER support services.


A critical mission of the Gordon Library is to design, deliver, and assess effective research and information literacy instruction to the WPI community, in alignment with the university’s strategic goals. Services provided by the Library include in-class instruction, research consultations, and outreach program services. Find out more about library instruction services and the instruction program's learning outcomes.

Course Reserves

Faculty can use library resources in their classes by placing books and media on reserve in the Gordon Library for limited check out times, or by linking to electronic resources through their Canvas site.   Find out more about how to place items on reserve for your class or create Canvas eReadings.

Open Educational Resources

The Gordon Library can help you find open or affordable educational resources for your courses, or assist you in making your self-authored course content open and accessible to a global audience. For more information, visit the Open Educational Resources guide.