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Kresge Physical Sciences Library

About the Library

Kresge Physical Sciences Library provides collections and information services that support research, teaching and learning in astronomy & physics, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental studies, and physical geography. Kresge Library also supports the Cook Mathematics Collection, located on the third floor of Berry Library.

Shirley Zhao -- Physics & Astronomy Librarian

Shirley Zhao
Phone: 603-646-9958
Email: Shirley.Zhao@Dartmouth.edu

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Research Resources


ADS (Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System)

Google Scholar


Web of Science

Request a Purchase

Simply email Shirley (Shirley.Zhao@Dartmouth.edu) with purchase requests... or use the 'Request a Purchase" online form.

DartDoc: Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Books and articles that are not available at Dartmouth can be requested through the library's DartDoc service. Login to DartDoc.

Borrow Direct is another (sometimes faster) option for obtaining books from a regional network of cooperating university libraries (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, U Penn, Princeton, and Yale). Access Borrow Direct

Loan Periods & Circulation Policies

The loan period for graduate students is 120 days for books and other circulating items and 28 days for undergraduates, with up to three renewals. Faculty may borrow books for one year. Loans are 2 hours for bound journals in Kresge, and 1 week for bound journals in the Cook Collection in Berry. Unbound journals and reference materials do not circulate.

Most items can be renewed up to 3 times; you can renew items online through the Library Catalog. Additionally, renewals can be requested by email, by phone, or in person. You need your PIN to renew online and to use self-checkout machines (in Kresge and Baker-Berry Libraries).

Photocopying, Scanning & GreenPrint in Kresge

There is one self-service photocopier in Kresge, and many in Berry Library. The photocopiers accept reusable copy cards which are available for purchase from card dispensers in Kresge and Berry. Photocopies cost 6 cents per copy. The photocopier may also be used to scan and email copies of documents at no charge. A GreenPrint printer (double-sided) is also available for your use.

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Digital information resources are licensed by the Dartmouth College Library for affiliated users. Authentication is generally tied to your computer's IP (network) address. The best solution for off-campus users is a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which creates a secure network connection between your computer and the Dartmouth or DHMC network. Information about VPN at Dartmouth