Last updated September 21, 2020

Undergraduates students may not use Dartmouth's Baker-Berry Library until September 26.

Please note that a new reservations system for all students will be in effect for Fall Term 2020.

Faculty, graduate students, and staff who are approved to be on campus may access research collections and study spaces in Dartmouth's Baker-Berry Library, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Face coverings are required at all times while in the library, including while studying and accessing the collections. The Rauner Special Collections Library remains available by prior appointment for faculty, staff, and graduate students, as outlined below.

Welcome back!

We are looking forward to welcoming our Dartmouth community back to the Library. As we expand our on-campus service, the health and safety of the Library staff and the Dartmouth community continues to be paramount. In order to proceed safely, we ask that all members of the community follow Dartmouth guidelines, including:

  • Completing the Temperature Self Assessment before coming to campus
  • Wearing of face coverings while on campus and inside the Library
  • Adhering to physical distancing guidelines
  • Following signage and staff directions
  • Food and beverages, with the exception of a water bottle, are not allowed inside Library
  • Details about current Dartmouth policies and guidelines that will govern individuals returning to campus are outlined on Dartmouth’s Coronavirus Information website

We will continue to monitor the status of the pandemic closely so that we can adapt, change or halt our in-person services and access to library spaces as necessary.

Access to Collections and Study Spaces

Most study spaces and collections in Dartmouth's Baker-Berry Library are accessible Monday - Friday, 10 am - 8 pm, and Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm to all faculty, graduate students and staff. Library patrons must bring current Dartmouth ID and use the Novack Cafe entrance. All students must make reservations. Undergraduate students will be welcome in these spaces beginning September 26.

  • Study space is available in Berry Library, Baker Library Stacks, East Reading Room, Reiss Hall, and the 1902 room.
  • Researchers may browse the shelves in Baker-Berry to retrieve their own materials or they can request books to be retrieved for them.
  • Materials from other campus libraries will continue to be retrieved for researchers upon request.
    • To request books or bound materials from Dartmouth Collection: Sign into Dartmouth Library catalog and use the Request link in the catalog record.
    • To request materials from the Sherman Library Art Special Collection or Evans Map Room, make an appointment 36 hours in advance for viewing in the Evans Map Room.
    • To request interlibrary loan of physical items from other libraries or scanned articles or book chapters (electronic delivery): Use DartDoc.
  • Jones Media Center: Individuals needing equipment loans, DVDs, or use of JMC spaces in support of Dartmouth teaching and research can make arrangements with staff from the JMC.
  • Book Arts Workshop: Available via appointment.
  • Evans Map Room: Available by appointment.
  • All materials will be checked out and returned at the Berry Library circulation desk. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before shelving.
  • Novack Cafe will remain available 24/7 to faculty, graduate students, and staff.
  • Certain spaces in Baker-Berry Library will remain closed at this point, including: Orozco Room; Tower Room; and the Sherman Library reading rooms.

As noted above, in-person access is limited to faculty, graduate students and staff with current Dartmouth ID. All other Dartmouth Library spaces remain closed at this point: Dana Biomedical Library; Feldberg Business and Engineering spaces; Kresge Physical Sciences Library; Paddock Music Library; Sherman Art Library; and the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Materials from these libraries can be paged for collection at the Berry Library circulation desk.

Full list of hours for all libraries

Access to Rauner Special Collections

Rauner Library will provide on-site access by prior appointment Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. for Dartmouth Faculty, staff, and graduate students. The gallery is closed to study.

  • Appointments must be made one business day in advance. Remote support for other researchers will be accommodated as possible.
  • Please see Research at Rauner for more details or call (603) 646-0538 during business hours to schedule an appointment or make a request.

Continued Support for Remote Teaching, Learning, and Research

Library staff will continue to provide remote assistance to ensure access to online resources and to support research, teaching and learning.

  • Connect to Library resources to support Remote Learning.
  • Connect to Library resources to support Remote teaching and research.
  • Remote chat and appointments with research librarians, including Zoom video option.
  • Access electronic resources, such as journals and databases. See more information about connecting from off campus.
  • Make class materials available electronically using Course Reserves.
  • Request interlibrary loan of physical items from other libraries and scanned articles or book chapters (electronic delivery) using DartDoc.
  • Access to Records Management for Dartmouth Departments and Offices.
  • Please note that BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan continue to be suspended at this point; scans from other libraries are limited.

Circulation policies

  • Users will see no overdue fines, in line with our standard policy
  • Recalls of materials will be suspended.

    Please direct any general questions to the “ask us” page on the library website or via email. For course and remote teaching support you can always reach out to your departmental subject librarian.