Using the Dartmouth Library Collections

Berry Circulation deskWelcome to the Dartmouth Library.

The Library’s collections are held in nine facilities that support research in a wide variety of subjects.  All visitors are welcome to browse the open book stacks of our general collections; to use most online journals, books and databases while on site; and to explore our extensive collections of newspapers and periodicals, music CDs, DVDs and videos, microforms, maps, and government documents. The Library's online search engine, Summon, and our catalog are freely available to all, and many digital resources are available for the use of any visitor to the Library (some others are restricted to the Dartmouth Community only, due to contractual restrictions required by some publishers and information providers).  More information about access to the print and online collections for all patron types, including visitors and guest borrowers, can be found under Library Privileges.

The Dartmouth community may use the Library’s online resources (with very few exceptions) from any point on the Dartmouth network.  In addition, these online resources are available from anywhere in the world with internet access through Dartmouth's VPN (virtual private network) connection.  See Off-Campus Access to Library Resources for information and access from beyond the campus network.

Ask our librarians and staff for assistance at any time. Help can be obtained at one of our service desks and also electronically via any of our Ask Us! options.

Whether you're visiting the Library's vast resources for study or research, attending an exhibition or event, or simply enjoying the atmosphere, the Dartmouth Library offers a rich and rewarding experience.