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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

June 2024

Building Hours 


  • Juneteenth

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EIB Statement

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. 

Read our full statement here. 

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.

Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations
Cover Art - Hell of a Book
Cover Art - Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing
Cover Art - A Black Women's History of the United States
Cover Art - On Juneteenth
Cover Art - How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
Cover Art - Illusions of Emancipation
Cover Art - Four Hundred Souls
Cover Art - The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Cover Art - Homegoing
Cover Art - Juneteenth
Cover Art - Between the World and Me
Cover Art -  We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Cover Art - I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Cover Art - Beloved
Cover Art - Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
Cover Art - Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery
Cover Art - Barracoon: The Story of the Last
Cover Art - Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction
Cover Art - I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the Civil War Era
Cover Art - Magical Negro: Poems