Gordon Library provides off-campus access to digital and print collections to all students, faculty, and staff. This access serves distance learners and students, faculty, or staff who are temporarily away from campus, and there are several ways to access the library's materials. 

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources

From off campus, all WPI faculty, students, and staff can access electronic resources through the Library website with their WPI username and password. 

For those accessing library content from off-campus without going directly through the Gordon Library website, please use the instructions on this research guide to download Gordon Library bookmarklets for use on your desktop, laptop, Android or iOS devices.

If not using the bookmarklets, when accessing or building links to library resources, such as in Canvas, add the following prefix to the link if the WPI username prompt does not appear: “http://ezproxy.wpi.edu/login?url=

Request assistance from a librarian via email at research-lib@wpi.edu

Books and Interlibrary Loan

  • Register for an Interlibrary Loan account to request print materials from Gordon Library as well as materials from other libraries. When setting up the account, please use the address that the materials should be delivered to and use the Notes field to indicate distance learning status. Return mailing labels will be provided by the Library for the safe return of materials. Learn more about borrowing from Gordon Library's collection or about borrowing from other libraries.
  • To find materials locally, search Worldcat.org to see if a local library owns the material. Many academic libraries will allow visitors to browse and use materials while they are there.

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