Using the Collections

Rauner Special Collections Library houses most of Dartmouth's rare books, manuscripts, and the Archives of the College.

*As of March 16th, 2022, Rauner Library is open to visiting researchers who need on-site access to its collections. We recommend that you make an appointment at least two working days in advance in order to ensure that your requested materials are available when you arrive. You can do so by emailing*

During the term, onsite research can be conducted Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:45 pm and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. For more information about specific dates, please visit the official Library Hours webpage.

We recommend bringing your own camera or phone if you need images of materials, as scan orders will be significantly delayed by staffing requirements. A camera stand with a smartphone mount will be available if needed.

Research at Rauner

Reading Room Guidelines

Registration Form

Information for Visiting researchers

Teaching with Special Collections Materials

Requesting Digital Images

Citing Archival and Manuscript Sources

Guidelines for Publication Permission

Copyright Information


Today's Hours: 9am - 1pm, More Hours


Mailing Address & General Contact Information

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3519
Internal Address: HB 6065

Reference Phone: (603) 646-0538
Fax: (603) 646-0447
Photographic Records: (603) 646-2547
Reference Email :
Photographic Records Email : Photographic Records