The library houses a variety of equipment available for members of the WPI community to borrow.

Printing, Scanning & Copying

Copiers and printers require a WPI ID or a copy card for payment.

  • Copier on main floor (WPI card payment only)

  • Public printers (WPI card payment only) at the Quick Print Station, ground, first, and third floors

  • Document/PDF scanners at the Quick Print Station

  • Color printer (WPI card payment only) in the Multimedia Lab (first floor) and Quick Print Station

Charges for Printing & Copying

Printing and copying are available at a charge:

  • Black/white, single-sided $0.10 per page
  • Black/white, single-sided $0.15 per page
  • Color, single-sided $0.25 per page
  • Color, double-sided $0.40 per page

Faculty, students, and staff can use their WPI ID cards to pay for prints and copies with WPI Goatbucks. Add Goatbucks to your ID card at the Card Value Machine, located on the main floor OR online with WPI Goatbucks. Use any library computer to send print jobs to the print station on any floor.

Audio/Visual and Other Equipment

Unless otherwise noted, WPI students, faculty, or staff may borrow these items from the Information Desk for in-library use. Users are expected to abide by the WPI Acceptable Use and Code of Conduct (PDF) Policies.

ADA-Accessible Workstation: Assistive technology available includes Kurzweil 3000, Natural Reader, and JAWS for Windows. Located on the main entrance level. See Landmark College's Tips on Using Kurzweil 3000.
Check Out Period: N/A*

DVD Players and VCRs: Available in the rear of the Multimedia Lab on the first floor.
Check Out Period:  N/A*

Hard Drives: Portable 200GB hard drives with USB and Firewire cables.
Check Out Period: 4 weeks

Headsets: For use with the DVD players and VCRs on the first floor.
Check Out Period: 3 hours

Headsets with Microphones: Pair of computer headphones with microphone attached for use with any PC or laptop in the library.
Check Out Period: 3 hours

Internet Cables: GigaBase 350MHz ethernet cables. Use to connect your laptop to a live port in the library.
Check Out Period: 3 hours

Laptop Computers with Integrated Web Cameras: Laptops available at the IT Service Desk with standard WPI software installed. Web cameras may be used to record yourself or your project teams when you practice presentations. For tips, see Recording Live Presentations using WPI Laptops. You may also connect your own laptop to the campus network.
Check Out Period: 3 hours

Microfiche/Film Reader/Digitizer: Print (card payment only) or email digitized copies of articles from the microfiche/film collection. Located on the second floor at the Information Desk. If you need help on how to print or scan, view instructions (PDF) or ask for help at the Information Desk
Check Out Period: N/A*

Video Cameras: Flip Video Original USB digital cameras. Photos can be captured from the videos.
Check Out Period: 7 days

Web Cameras: The Logitech Webcam C210 has a built-in microphone.
Check Out Period: 3 hours

* This is a stationary piece of equipment for in-house use on a first-come, first-served basis.