About Kresge Library

Welcome to Kresge Physical Sciences Library! We think you’ll like Kresge’s quiet study spaces, great views, friendly and knowledgeable staff, outstanding collections of books and journals, and interesting exhibits and displays.

Kresge Library houses the collections and supports the research, teaching, and library service needs of the physical science research community at Dartmouth. Located on the 3rd floor of Fairchild Hall, one of the four buildings in the Fairchild Physical Sciences Center, Kresge is physically connected to the departments of Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geography, and Physics & Astronomy.

Kresge Library is the primary library for faculty, students, and researchers in chemistry, earth sciences, environmental studies, mathematics and computer science, and physics and astronomy. Not all Kresge's print collections are housed within Kresge Library. Mathematics and computer science faculty and students rely upon the Cook Mathematics and Computer Science Collection, housed on the 3rd floor of Baker-Berry Library. Additionally, researchers in many science disciplines and in interdisciplinary research areas make extensive use of collections in Dana Biomedical Library and Feldberg Business & Engineering Library.

The Fairchild Center complex, renovated in the late 1990s through the generosity of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, now enjoys study space, relaxation and performance space, and an intimate connection to the classroom, office and laboratories of the adjoining buildings. Kresge Library was originally established in 1973, with the support of the Kresge Foundation, through the merger of several departmental libraries and the incorporation of the science collections formerly housed in Baker Library.

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