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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.

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February 2024

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  • Black History Month: African Americans & the Arts
  • The Quilting Movement
  • What's Happening on Campus?

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Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Waidner-Spahr Library

The library is committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment where all members of the Dickinson College community have equitable opportunities to thrive. 

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Cambridge University Press Journals

Access current, peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. A fee waiver to publish open access is available to Dickinson faculty and staff who submit a manuscript accepted for publication through December 2025. See our Open Access Publishing guide for more information. 


Access books and other materials from across the disciplines and in diverse languages, with most content dating from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are searchable. See our special access instructions.

Cover Art - Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock
Cover Art - The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art
Cover Art - Nick Cave: Forothermore
Covert Art - Black Art: A Cultural History
Cover Art - Young, Gifted, and Black: A New Generation of Artists
Cover Art - Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen
Cover Art - Contemporary Black Women Filmmakers and the Art of Resistance
Cover Art - Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination
Cover Art - The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food
Cover Art - How to Slay: Inspiration from the Queens & Kings of Black Style
Cover Art - Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum
Cover Art - Performing Racial Uplift: E. Azalia Hackley and African American Activism in the Postbellum to Pre-Harlem Era
Cover Art - I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100