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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.
Missing the Dickinson College Library? Now you can bring a little bit of the library to your Zoom meetings and video conference calls! Enhance your Zoom interactions with library themed backgrounds, now available to download. All that’s missing is the book smell and sounds of the Biblio Café!
You can check them out here:
Waidner-Spahr Library Zoom Backgrounds
Monthly Overview - April
Building hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Use the main entrance on High St.; a current DC ID card is required.
The lower level of the library and the lower entrance will be closed; items from that area can be requested at the Circulation Desk and will be retrieved by library staff.
To request access to Archives and Special Collections, email email@example.com.
Library seating has been reduced to one person per worktable; furniture has been arranged to support social distancing.
Library study rooms will be available for use by only one person at a time on a first come, first served basis.
Prearranged contact free pick-up of library materials will be available in the inside lobby area starting Feb. 1. To request pick outside the doors email circ@Dickinson.edu.
Everyone in the building will be expected to practice social distancing, adhere to the mask requirement and follow informational signs displayed throughout the building.
- A monitor inside the Library entrance indicates the Library building capacity and the current availability of space for users. Click on this link for current occupancy https://app.safespace.io/api/display/live-occupancy/8f8113d1?view=icon
Virtual Exhibits and Book Displays
Digital Book Exhibit: 60th Anniversary of MLK Visit
Poetry Month Book Display
April 1 - 30
April 1 - 30
Featured Book of the Week
Web of Science
Don’t be fooled by the name: Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database (sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities) that connects more than 171 million records to the nearly 2 billion references they cite. With Web of Science, you can begin researching a topic, follow citation pathways to find related resources, and utilize analysis tools to find trends in your results.
Search in the disciplinary divisions of the Web of Science Database:
60th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. King's Visit to Dickinson
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Visit to Dickinson
On April 11th, 1961, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a sermon on spirituality and social justice entitled, "The Dimensions of a Complete Life" to a standing-room-only audience at Dickinson College. Celebrate this historic anniversary and engage with King's legacy by checking out our MLK Anniversary Digital Book Exhibit. All resources are available online through JumpStart.
Featured Book of the Week
Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise by
Publication Date: 2019
America is the most religiously devout country in the Western world and the most religiously diverse nation on the planet. In today's volatile climate of religious conflict, prejudice, and distrust, how do we affirm the principle that the American promise is deeply intertwined with how each of us engages with people of different faiths and beliefs? Eboo Patel, former faith adviser to Barack Obama and named one of America's best leaders by U.S. News & World Report, provides answers to this timely and consequential question. In this inspiring and thought-provoking book, Patel draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine broader questions about the importance of religious diversity in the cultural, political, and economic life of the nation. In Out of Many Faiths, Patel shows how America's promise is the guarantee of equal rights and dignity for all, and how that promise is the foundation of America's unrivaled strength as a nation.
Visit our Standing Together for Justice research guide to find more about this book and other library resources related to social justice.
Book Display Title - April 2021
National Poetry Month 2021
Click on a book cover to access it through JumpStart. Interested in more information? Consult with a librarian by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Book Display - April 2021