Use the Library

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The Gordon Library offers a variety of spaces and services to the WPI community.

*Please note that card access is needed to enter the building after 8pm Sunday - Friday and 6pm on Saturday.


In the Gordon Library, students, faculty, and staff can find spaces for collaboration and quiet study, reservable meeting rooms, computer labs, exhibit galleries, and dynamic, flexible spaces for active learning and digital scholarship. Read more detailed descriptions, reserve a space, or consult our floor plans.

*Please note that the total capacity of the building is 600.  To inform library users when planning their time at the library, current library occupancy can be viewed online.

Borrow & Request

The Gordon Library offers extensive collections of library resources to the WPI community. For further information about loan periods, renewals, and fines, read the Library's borrowing and renewing policies. WPI community members can also request materials from another library or suggest new resources for purchase.


Alumni Services

The Gordon Library welcomes alumni back to WPI! Alumni have some lifetime privileges at the Library, including borrowing materials and using computers. Please note that after 8pm Sunday - Friday and 6pm on Saturday, card access is needed to enter the building.


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