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Borrowing Library Material

Valid identification cards from one of the following must be presented to check out materials:

  • Dartmouth College
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Lebanon
  • Guest Borrower Card

Please contact the circulation desk at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library or the Dana Biomedical Library with questions regarding eligibility for borrowing privileges.

The collections of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries are open to the public. The digital resources can be searched by visitors at either of the Biomedical Library locations. 

We have a small collection of books at Dana. Books from the Dartmouth Library Depository can be requested for pick up.

Material from the Consumer Health Library at Matthews-Fuller may be borrowed by members of the general public for four weeks with registration and a picture identification.

Materials from the Reference Collection do not circulate and may only be used in the library facilities.

Loan Rules for Dartmouth College & Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center-Lebanon:

  • Books = 1 year, unlimited renewals
  • Bound Journals = 1 year, unlimited renewals
  • Audiovisual (DVD, CD, etc.) =  1 year, unlimited renewals
  • Reserve Reading =  2 hours, some exceptions, no renewals

Loan Rules for patrons with a Dartmouth Guest Borrower Card:

  • Books = 28 days, 3 renewals
  • Bound Journals = 28 days, 3 renewals
  • Audiovisual (DVD, CD, etc.) =  28 days, 3 renewals

RENEWALS are possible by phone, email, web (Account Login), or in person.

Patrons will be billed for materials that are lost. That billing is the cost of replacement. Courtesy reminders about the overdue materials are sent before billing. Lost material should be reported immediately to the Libraries.

Replacement fees may be waived if the missing material is returned within six months of the billing date. If the patron has paid for the lost item within the six month period, the replacement cost may be refunded after the patron initiates a refund request with the Information Services Manager at the billing library.

For more information about borrowing policies, please review the Dartmouth College Libraries Borrowing Policies.

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  • Dana Circulation
    Phone: 603-646-0516
  • Matthews-Fuller Circulation
    Phone: 603-646-0547