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About the Library

Our Mission

The Jenks Library provides information resources, research assistance, and a welcoming environment for individuals and collaborative learning in support of the curriculum and mission of Gordon College.  


Named for James and Evelyn Jenks, generous supporters of Gordon College, Jenks Library is the campus gateway to information resources and services. It houses over 190,000 items, including books, bound journals, DVDs, CDs, music scores, rare books and curriculum materials. In addition, the library provides access to over 150,000 ebooks, 90 online databases and 58,961 print and online journal titles. These resources, combined with a strong service program, make it an essential part of teaching and learning at Gordon College.

The library's website is the starting point for library research at Gordon. The NOBLE catalog, electronic resources, course reserves and interlibrary loan services are all available on the library's website.

Jenks Library is a member of NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange) and MLS (Massachusetts Library System). These and other partnerships provide the Gordon community with access to a wide array of library information resources. Jenks Library is also a selective depository for U.S. government documents.

The library is open over 100 hours a week, and librarians are available seven days a week to assist students in the use of library resources and in the development of strong analytical and information-seeking skills. Each year the library purchases new materials that support the Gordon College curriculum. In addition to information resources and services, the library provides space for quiet study as well as group collaborative learning.