Friends of the Library

The Friends of Dartmouth College Library enrich library resources, host lectures, and support programs.

Established in 1938 by Dartmouth Professor Herbert Falkner West, the Friends of the Library have been a source of enrichment to our resources ever since.  Our Friends regularly enjoy lectures and other programming that highlights the research nurtured by the rich holdings of the Dartmouth Library.  All Friends events are free and open to the Public.

At a time when university libraries everywhere—including at Dartmouth—are rapidly evolving due to emerging technologies, you can help continue a tradition that fosters the stewardship of information and the love of learning in all its forms. The Library's Book Arts Workshop is a particularly enriching program, which offers hands-on learning experiences in a creative environment. Your gift will ensure that students continue to have the opportunity to explore the art and history of bookbinding, printing, and typography.


Upcoming Events

The Friends of the Dartmouth College Library cordially invite you to the 2022 Stephen Harvard Memorial Lecture:

Book Arts: It’s a Thing
By Matt Liddle ’83
Book Artist & Professor
Western Carolina University

Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30 pm
East Reading Room, Baker Library
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Reception to follow
Events are free and open to the public.
For more information,
please call 603-646-2236.

A link to attend virtually via Zoom will be posted here closer to the date of the event.


Past Programs

Friends of the Library Programs
Stephen Harvard Lectures