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Waidner-Spahr Library

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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.

Monthly Overview

December 2022

Building Hours 

Book Displays

  • Comics & Crafts - Coming Soon

Jet Magazine Archive

Explore art, news, politics and other social topics related to the African-American community and covered by Jet from 1951 to 2014. The Jet Magazine Archive is now available through the EBSCO Magazine Archive; this purchase was made possible in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.

Washington Post

Access current issues of the Washington Post online. Already a frequent reader? Check out our special access instructions guide to activate free digital access that will provide a more seamless browser experience, as well as enable access via the Washington Post app. For help troubleshooting the app, please contact the Washington Post Help Center.

Important Service Update for Faculty

Important Announcement for FacultyAs the college returns to fully in-person instruction, film digitization service for course reserve has been discontinued. Faculty may continue to request a streaming film option to be used in class, and the library will attempt to purchase a license. If a license is not available, a DVD copy will be placed on reserve for course work.

The library subscribes to many, multidisciplinary streaming film content. Please, consider using a film from an existing streaming collection, which you can find at:

Questions concerning this may be addressed to Vince Champion, General Counsel, at:

Community Reading 2023 - The Hurting Kind

Cover Art - The Hurting Kind: Poems by Ada Limon

Dickinson College students, staff, and faculty are invited to a community discussion of The Hurting Kind: Poems by 24th United States Poet Laureate and 2023 Stellfox Recipient Ada Limón.

This event – small group discussions facilitated by Dickinson faculty, staff, and students – will be held in the Waidner-Spahr Library on Monday, January 30, 2023 from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. in anticipation of Limón's visit to Dickinson in mid-February.

More About Community Reading 2023


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