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Summon Book/eBook Search

Looking for books helps you not only to find original texts but also collections of critical essays about these texts. 

To find books at the Gordon Library, type your keywords into Summon (the ALL search box on the library homepage), and then use the Books/eBooks filter on the left to limit your search results to books / ebooks.

Library of Congress (LC) Classification System

The Gordon Library categorizes/organizes books using the LC (Library of Congress) Classification System. Letters and numbers denote subject and location in the collection.

Call numbers beginning with the letters A-N are on the 3rd floor of the library. Call numbers beginning with the letters P-Z are on the 1st floor of the library. (Please note that the main entrance to the library is on the 2nd floor.)

The first two lines describe the subject of the book.

The third line represents the author's last name.

The last line represents the date of publication.

For more information, see the Library of Congress's guide to the LC Classification System

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ILLiad: Borrowing from other Libraries

Our Interlibrary Loan service allows WPI students and faculty to request items from other libraries free of charge.