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Access Library Databases Off-Campus

You can access library databases, journals, and most e-books by logging in with your Gordon email and password. Go to if you have questions about your password.

How Do I Print?

PCs & Androids: Set up Mobility Print to print from your personal device.

  1. Use the instructions through the link above to set up Mobility Print on your PC phone, tablet, or laptop.

  2. Print your document directly from Google Docs, a webpage, Word, PDFs, and more!

  3. Select ​papercut2\GordonSecurePrint-BLACK or ​papercut2\GordonSecurePrint-COLOR as your printer.

  4. Select "Print"

  5. Go to the printer and release it from the printer by tapping your Gordon ID card.

  6. Choose "Print Release" to select which items you want to print or select "Print All" to print all items.

Apple Devices: Set up Mobility Print to print from your personal device.

  1. Use the instructions through the link above to add Gordon Secure Print to your Apple phone, tablet, or laptop.

  2. Print your document directly from Google Docs, a webpage, Word, PDFs, and more!

  3. Select ​GordonSecurePrint-BLACK or ​GordonSecurePrint-COLOR as your printer and select "Print."

  4. Log in with your Gordon username and password. Be sure that you have entered your Gordon username (Firstname.Lastname).

  5. Select "Okay"

  6. Go to the printer and release it from the printer by tapping your Gordon ID card.

  7. Choose "Print Release" to select which items you want to print or select "Print All" to print all items.


Which printer do I select if I want to print in the Reference Room?

There are two print options to choose from, select which one you would like depending on if you want to print in black & white, or in color.

  • Black & White
    • ​papercut2\GordonSecurePrint-BLACK (virtual)
  • Color
    • ​papercut2\GordonSecurePrint-COLOR (virtual)

Guest Fees for Printing/Copying

Black & White: $0.05 per page

Color: $0.10 per page


Round plug set in a table with two USB chargersWall socket beside a table with 2 USB chargersZoomed out view of socket with 2 USB plugs above a booth table

You can borrow phone charging cords from the circulation desk.

USB charging ports are available in:

  • The booths in the mezzanine
  • The couches next to the entrance
  • Tables in the Alumni Reading Room


Study Room Instructions

Instructions for Use

  1. Reserve. Reserve a study room using our online book system. 
  2. Check-in. Check-in to use the room by either scanning the QR code at the door or using the check-in link in your confirmation email. If you do not check-in within 15 minutes, your reservation will be automatically canceled. 
  3. Check-out. Check-out when you are done using the room by scanning the QR code at the door again or using the link in your confirmation email. 
  • Jenks 311 - Table with 4 chairs, 37in LCD monitor with VHS/DVD player and laptop hookup capability
  • Jenks 406A - Table with 4 chairs
  • Jenks 421 - Table with 4 chairs
  • Jenks 427 - Table with 5 chairs, whiteboard 

Course Reserves

Professors occasionally place books, DVDs, CDs and other material on reserve for class use. These materials are available at the Circulation Desk.

  • On the Search for Courses tab, search for your course by instructor's name, course ID, or course name.
  • Clicking on the course link will display the items on reserve for your course. Look at the item's status to determine if it is available or checked out.
  • You can check out reserve materials at the Circulation Desk. When asking for reserves you should know the course ID (ie: BCM101) and the title of the item.
  • Reserve materials have shorter loan periods and fines. Be sure to return the materials on time. If no one is waiting for the item, you can renew a reserve item once.

Notary Services

The Jenks Library offers notary services in person at the library free of charge to the Gordon community. While walk-ins are accepted, appointments are recommended to guarantee we can notarize your document when you need it. To schedule an appointment, use the link below to select an available time:

What does a notary do?

Notaries witness document signing. They verify, by their signature and seal, that you are who you say you are.

You will need:

  • The document you need notarized.
  • Make sure the document is complete. The document must be in a language that the notary can read.
  • Do not sign your name until notary tells you to do so.
  • Bring a government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport) for every individual who will sign the document. Ensure the name on the ID matches the name on your document.
  • All signers to be physically present.
  • The notary is not an attorney licensed to practice law and will not provide legal advice. We are unable to notarize some documents, such as: copy certifications, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, real estate closings, codicils, or depositions. 


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 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 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 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 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.

Open book

Book request form

Before requesting a book through Interlibrary Loan, please check both the NOBLE Catalog and Commonwealth Catalog for availability. 


Article request form

Before requesting an article through Interlibrary Loan, please check Journal Finder for availability at Jenks Library.

Museum of Fine Arts

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Undergraduate college students, faculty, and staff enjoy free access to the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) if their college/university is enrolled as a member in this program. We're pleased that Gordon College can make this available to our students, faculty, and staff. 

Through the University Membership program, students, faculty, and staff receive free admission to the Museum through the use of their photo ID.

While general admission will continue to be free for all University Members, there will be a $7 additional surcharge for special temporary exhibitions. Guided visits are not available at this time.