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Waidner-Spahr Library

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.

Monthly Overview

July 2022

Building Hours 

Book Displays

  • Juneteenth - In person & Virtual Book Display
  • Banned Books - In person & Virtual Book Display


  • Emily Newberry '66: Activist and Author - April 2 - June 15, upper level display case

Library Zoom Backgrounds

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.  

Waidner-Spahr Library Zoom Backgrounds

Leisure, Travel, and Mass Culture: the History of Tourism

Take an in-depth look at the evolution of tourism and discover the history of the world’s oldest travel agency in Leisure, Travel, and Mass Culture: the History of Tourism. Explore guidebooks, brochures, travel agency correspondence, photographs, and personal travel journals and learn about key travel locations during the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries.

Grove Music Online

Researching music history, composers or musical works, periods or styles? Start with Grove Music Online, a comprehensive encyclopedia of music. It includes biographical and scholarly articles on classical, popular, jazz and world music and features images and links to audio and video musical examples, as well.

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