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


From Ivy League to the Civil War: Black Civil War Surgeons

Thursday, October 26 at 4:30 PM, Berry 180, Baker-Berry Library

Jill L. Newmark will discuss her new book, Without Concealment, Without Compromise: The Courageous Lives of Black Civil War Surgeons, featuring two Black physicians who graduated from Dartmouth Medical School.


Past Programs