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Waidner-Spahr Library

Please see our Library Services Updates: Academic Year 2020 - 2021 website for the most up-to-date information about library services.

Waidner-Spahr News and Events: Home


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 - March

 March 2021


Friday, March 12: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14: CLOSED

Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21: CLOSED


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

  • 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

  • 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

Virtual Exhibits and Book Displays
  • Women's History Month Book Display
    March 1 - 31
  • New Digital Resources
    March 1 - 31

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Book Display Title - March 2021

Women's History Month 2021

"Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced"

Yearly theme chosen by the National Women's History Alliance. Since many of the women's suffrage centennial celebrations originally scheduled for 2020 were curtailed, the annual theme will be extended for 2021.
For more information and resources on this theme, visit: The National Women's History Alliance

Click on a book cover to access it through Jumpstart. Interested in more information? Consult with a librarian by emailing
Picturing Political Power : Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Why They Marched : Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Suffrage: the Epic Struggle for Women's Right to Vote - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920 - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Women's Suffrage: the Complete Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Crusade for Justice : The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, Second Edition - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women's Vote - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Suffrage : Women's Long Battle for the Vote - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Fighting Chance : The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace : American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record
The Myth of Seneca Falls : Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898 - Cover Art - link to Jumpstart item record

Book Display link- March 2021

Visit our Book Displays tab for more details on our Women's History Month display.