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Alumni Digital Library Quick Start

Find articles in the ProQuest ABInform and ProQuest Research Library databases.  Select your region/federation as United States (InCommon Federation), then select your library or institution as Dartmouth College and login to get the Dartmouth Web Authentication page, where you use your NetID and password.  For full text in the JSTOR backfiles and Project Muse eJournals & eBooks, login at the Dartmouth Web Authentication page with your Dartmouth NetID and password, and then follow the links to login via your institution. Use NetID Lookup if you do not know your netID (click the 'lookup my NetID" link on the Web Authentication page).
More Alumni Library Databases.

Frequently Asked Questions about the full text that you can access from the Alumni Databases.


Digital Library for Alumni

2005, students using computers in Baker BerryThrough special arrangements and funding, Alumni have remote access to a selection of databases and full text journals, magazines and newspapers in the Digital Library for Alumni. Log in using your Dartmouth NetID when you see the Dartmouth Web Authentication Page. Due to licensing agreements and contracts, remote or off-site access to all the Dartmouth Library's electronic resources is available only to currently affiliated faculty, staff, and students.

When visiting campus, feel free to access our thousands of licensed electronic resources from any of the libraries, either at computers provided or by connecting to the Dartmouth Library Public wireless network using your laptop. Your local public or academic libraries may provide access to electronic resources on site as well.

RefWorks is an online database you can use to save and manage your references.  RefWorks was available to you as a student, and you can use it after you graduate too!  Just contact the library staff at Ask Us! and provide your name, your Dartmouth alum email, your major, your degree, and year of graduation. You will receive the instructions for setting up an account with the RefWorks Alumni Program, which is free to you and available as long as the Library subscribes to RefWorks for Dartmouth College.

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Borrowing Privileges

Baker Berry Circ DeskAny alumnus/alumna of Dartmouth College (including undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools) or their widows/widowers are eligible for lifetime borrowing privileges. For more information about these and other privileges such as DartDoc, see the Alumni Borrowing Privileges website. Alumni borrowing privileges never expire, but the library card needs to be renewed every year.


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Digital Library Program: Digitized Collections and Publishing 

Ovid Digital CollectionThe Dartmouth College Library is digitizing parts of our unique collections and publishing them online through the new Digital Library Program. We are currently chronicling the decades at Dartmouth by digitizing the College's film and photo archives. Other recent and ongoing projects include the Encyclopedia Arctica and photographs from early arctic explorations, the letters of Samson Occom, New Hampshire maps, and Dartmouth dissertations and theses. All collections will be available to alumni as they are completed.


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Tours and Exhibits

Milton exhibitWhen you are on campus, stop by and visit the eight libraries that make up the Dartmouth College Library. the Library offers tours of our facilities. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or (603) 646-2258 to arrange scheduling. 

During Homecoming, Commencement and Reunion weekends, climb the Baker-Berry Tower to see the outstanding views of the Upper Valley.

Visit the Rauner Special Collections Library for its unique collections, including the College Archives. See why the building has won a national architectural award for the unique redesign of the Webster Hall auditorium.

Take an iPod tour of the famous Jose Clemente Orozco murals, The Epic of American Civilization, in the Orozco Room of the Baker-Berry Library.

Exhibits and displays are on view in Baker-Berry Library main halls and main street, outside the Sherman Art Library, in Dana Library and in Rauner Library. The display of new books by Dartmouth authors is located in the new Library cafĂ© off the Baker Main Hall, which was formerly the Berry News Center. New library acquisitions are located near the Baker-Berry circulation desk.  These all change on a regular basis. Information about the current exhibits is available from the Library website: Current Exhibits at the Dartmouth College Libraries.

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Friends of the Dartmouth College Library

Mark Lansburgh with PressEstablished in 1938 by Dartmouth Professor Herbert Falkner West, the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library has been an ongoing source of enrichment to the Library's resources for 70 years. Consider becoming a friend and enjoy lectures and other programming centered on research nurtured by the rich holdings of the Dartmouth College Library, holdings that help you to create and build.


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Alumni Memorial Books Program

Alumni Memorial Books book plate

This program was started in 1946 when the Class of 1914 conceived the idea of honoring deceased classmates through a special book purchase program. The Library carefully selects the memorial volumes and creates a special bookplate bearing the name of the classmate being memorialized. Since its inception, over 55 classes have participated in the program and over 12,800 books have been added to the library collection in memory of Dartmouth College Alumni. Class Officers interested in learning more about this program may contact Acquisitions Services, Baker-Berry Library at (603) 646-2593.


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Ask Us

Feel free to ask Dartmouth librarians questions:Ask Us!

Computing Services provides general help for Alumni with accessing Dartmouth e-mail accounts and with accessing systems for Alumni.


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Last Updated: 8/8/16