Library services have been modified to support online classes during the Fall 2020 semester. Service hours are Monday - Friday during business hours. Remote services are available, although the building is closed. Remote services will not occur during the Thanksgiving break (Wed. Nov. 25 - Fri. Nov. 27). Following Thanksgiving, services will continue through Fri. Dec. 11, 2020 and then resume Jan. 4, 2021. This three week closure aligns with the College closure between fall and spring terms.
See details below, as well as the tabs above for services available for students, faculty and staff, and alumni and visitors.
Library services are subject to change in the Spring 2021 semester, depending on the circumstances of the term. This guide will be updated as information becomes available.
Anyone living in Carlisle or Cumberland County, PA (on or off campus) has access to the rich resources of the public Cumberland County Library system including print, electronic and audio books, streaming films and DVDs. Bosler Memorial Library is the location on High Street adjacent to the Dickinson campus. See the Cumberland County Library System website to obtain a library card.
E-journals, databases, online news sources are still available online with your Dickinson login.
These collections are always freely available online without a paywall. Additional open access collections are indicated on our Databases page with an open padlock icon .
Return print books, DVDs, interlibrary loan items, and other non-equipment items by placing them in the book drop to the left of the main library entrance on High Street. To return equipment, please email email@example.com.
If you do not live locally and you want to return your checkouts, you can return items by mail to:
Dickinson College Library
28 N. College St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
Attention: Circulation Desk
Dickinson faculty, staff and students approved to be on campus during the fall 2020 semester may place requests contact-free pickup of many of the print books and DVDs from the Waidner-Spahr Library.
Reference books and books digitized as part of the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service are NOT eligible for borrowing. See the HathiTrust guide for more information.
Requests can be placed through JumpStart. Please limit the number of requested items per day to 5.
Requested items will be checked out to you and you will receive an email when they are available for pick up. Available pick up times are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Items will be in a bag labeled with your name and placed on shelving inside the vestibule of the library’s main entrance off High Street. Please maintain social distancing requirement when picking up your items.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org