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Services

Guest Services


The Jenks Library is open to the public, but visitors are subject to the same campus COVID-19 safety measures as the Gordon community. Masks are not required, but still welcomed, in Jenks Library.

Guests, including alumni who live in the area, may use most online resources within the library. It is recommended that you bring your personal laptop and log into the Gordon Guest network. This allows access to the library's online resources from on campus.

Massachusetts residents, 16 years or older and in good standing with their own library, may borrow most types of materials from our library. See our Circulation Policies on the Borrowing Services page for exceptions. All borrowers must provide a picture ID.

Donation Policy

Thank you for thinking of Jenks Library! Fill out this form to schedule a donation appointment! We cannot accept donations without an appointment.

We do accept:

• Donations of all types of books that align with our collection and mission.

We cannot accept:

• CDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, computer software, textbooks more than 10 years old, magazines, encyclopedias, or outdated reference materials.
• Books with mold, mildew, excessive dust or dirt, water damage, excessive marks or highlights, or missing pages.

Gordon-Conwell Students


Jenks Library is open to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary students for study and borrowing of materials as Gordon College continues to strengthen its relationship with the neighboring school. To register for borrowing privileges at Jenks Library, Gordon-Conwell students will need to show their driver's license (or other valid photo ID) and seminary ID card. A current Massachusetts library card will also be accepted.

Guest Printing & Copying


Printing
The recommended guest printing option is bring your laptop and we will provide you with a guest copy card to use temporarily. Please see the Circulation Desk attendant for assistance printing documents. The Circulation Desk attendant will total the amount owed.  

Cash only, please.   

Copying
A guest copy card is available at the Circulation Desk, please ask for it there.  When you have finished making all of your copies, bring the copies to the Circulation Desk and the attendant will total the amount owed. 

Accessibility

Elevator & Library Access

The Jenks Building is accessible from the Quad through the 2nd floor entrances on the north side and the south side by Gregory Auditorium. The north side entrance has automatic doors.

From the parking lot, the Jenks building is accessible from the 1st floor east side entrance. From there, Jenks Library, which is located on the 3rd and 4th floors, is accessible by elevator.

All patrons can enter the library through the elevator, but exiting by the elevator requires special permissions on your Gordon ID. If you need full access to the elevator either temporarily or for your full tenure as a student, please contact library@gordon.edu. If you’re a guest who needs to exit via the elevator, please ask at the Circulation Desk or call 978-867-4008.

The Stacks

Only the 3rd and 4th floors of the Stacks are elevator and wheelchair accessible. If you need a book from the 1st, 2nd, or 5th floors of the Stacks, please ask at the Circulation Desk or send an email to library@gordon.edu so that we can pull your books in advance and have them ready for you at the Circulation Desk.

Quiet Space

Silent space to study and work is available in the Stacks and the Alumni Reading Room. Additionally, you can reserve a group study room at https://schedulejenks.gordon.edu/ for private study space.

For more information about study zones, a map of the library, and a virtual tour of the library, please visit the navigating the library page.

Service Animals & Emotional Support Animals (ESA)

Jenks Library welcomes all service animals. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service animals as “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” Massachusetts includes service animals in training in this definition. For more information on the ADA and service animals, click here!

Emotional support animals provide emotional support but do not have specific training to assist with work or tasks; they are not considered service animals under the ADA. Emotional support animals are allowed in Jenks Library, but they must be leashed, harnessed, or tethered, and may be asked to leave if they are disruptive to other patrons. For questions about emotional support animals in Jenks Library, please email library@gordon.edu. For more information on emotional support animals in dormitories, please contact Student Life.

Gordon College policy is that dogs must be leashed at all times anywhere on campus property.