The Waidner-Spahr Library seeks to acquire copies of most works authored by Dickinson faculty. Books, music CDs, and film DVDs are displayed for approximately one year near the main entrance to the library, and may be borrowed. When removed from the display, they are placed in the main collection. If the faculty member is the principal author or editor of an entire work, a second copy is acquired for Archives and Special Collections. Photocopies of articles are displayed for one year, and retained in Archives and Special Collections. Search the library catalog for information on specific works in the library collection.
Faculty are invited to notify their departmental liaison librarian if they have a new publication, and will also be invited to submit their work for inclusion in Dickinson Scholar, our institutional repository. Donations of new copies of works are welcome, but the library also purchases faculty works.
The Library acquires alumni authored books, music CDs, and film DVDs that are within the overall collection scope of the library. Selected, recent alumni works are displayed in the Biblio Cafe, and others are available in the main collection. Search the library catalog for information on specific works in the library collection.
Donations of new copies of works are welcome, but the library also purchases alumni works that are within our collection scope. Alumni are invited to contact Archives & Special Collections with information about their publications.