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Dartmouth College Collections Program

The goal of the Dartmouth College Library Collections Program is to provide materials in all formats to directly support the research and teaching mission of Dartmouth College, as well as the life-long learning needs of the Dartmouth community. The Collections Program departments and staff provide selection, purchase or lease, management, metadata, and preservation services to support this goal.

The Collections Program staff is also involved with partnerships and consortia among libraries, publishers and vendors to provide greater access to resources than would otherwise be possible.


The collections include materials such as print and digital books, journals, article databases, maps, videos, web sites, numerical datasets, musical scores and recordings, and visual image databases, as well as objects, manuscripts and archives. Dartmouth College students, faculty and staff have access to more than 35,000 digital resources such as indexes, databases and journals, 20,000 print and digital journal titles, 2.7 million books, 12,000 videos, 190,000 maps, 35,000 sound recordings and 450,000 photographs. The subject specialist librarians select materials in consultation with the faculty and administrators in the departments, institutes and centers at Dartmouth College.

For more information, see the Collections Program website and contact:

Elizbeth E. Kirk, Associate Librarian for Information Resources

Barbara DeFelice, Director, Digital Resources Program

Last Updated: 1/5/12