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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.

Library Services Updates: Academic Year 2020 - 2021: Alumni & Visitors Information

AY2020-21 modifications to Waidner-Spahr Library services will be posted here.

Courtesy and Alumni Borrowers

Access to the library has been suspended for all visitors including Courtesy and Alumni Borrowers.  Alumni and others who are officially auditing online courses have access to online library resources using the Dickinson credentials provided when they registered.  Please visit the website of your local public library for their available services. 

Due dates for items checked out to Courtesy and Alumni Borrowers have been extended.  Fines have been suspended.  Books can be returned using the book drop to the left of the library's main entrance.  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.

Questions can be directed to

Freely available Online Resources

Selected Open Access Journal & Book Collections

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 Open Access Logo.