Accessibility

We are committed to serving everyone in the Dartmouth community.

Visitors of all abilities can ask for help in person at any service desk or by phone, email, or chat. Contact specific libraries for advice on access and to make an appointment for reference assistance. 

Special accommodation requests not addressed below may be directed to David Sturges, Head of Access and Delivery Services.

If you cannot access content or use features on the Dartmouth Library website, please let us know by submitting our feedback form.

Service Animals in the Dartmouth Library

Service animals and service animal trainees are allowed in the Dartmouth College Library buildings. No other animals are admitted.

The library may exclude a service animal from the facility if that animal's behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or when its behavior creates a disruption to activities going on around it.

Definition of a Service Animal

Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities-such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets.

If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government. 

See: ADA Requirements: Service Animals

Locating or Reaching Library Materials

Library staff members will assist with locating or reaching shelved library materials. Provide the location information of your items to any circulation desk and a staff person will retrieve the items for you. You can also press the "REQUEST" button in our catalog, and the item will be retrieved from the stacks or shelves and delivered to the main circulation desk of your preferred library. 

Borrowing Library Materials 

Using a Proxy

Patrons who need regular assistance may request to add a proxy borrower to their account. 

To add a proxy or ask a question about proxy borrowing, contact staff at the Baker-Berry Circulation Desk.

Baker-Berry Circulation Desk

Baker-Berry Library
6025 Baker-Berry Library
Hanover, NH 03755

(603) 646-2567
baker.circulation@dartmouth.edu.

Assisted Photocopying/Scanning

Circulation staff can assist as needed with immediate needs. For those with long-term needs, please contact Student Accessibility Services

HathiTrust: Access to Digitized Material

As a partner of HathiTrust, we can provide eligible patrons with print disabilities special access to all digitized in-copyright material in the HathiTrust Digital Library

Eligible patrons are:

  • affiliates of Dartmouth College who have a print disability for which access to digital copies of library books is a reasonable and appropriate accommodation. 
  • A print disability is defined as any disability that prevents you from being able to read a print book, which includes vision impairment, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, physical disability, or other impairment.

For more information or to submit a request, please contact us at hathitrustrequests@dartmouth.edu.

Accessibility at our Libraries

Baker-Berry

Parking

Accessible parking on College Street and North Main Street.

Entrance & Elevator

Only the North Main Street entrance is not accessible. It does not have an elevator and requires climbing stairs.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms on each floor of the Berry side of the library.

Dana

Parking

Maynard Street lot and the lower Dewey Field Road lot.

Entrance & Elevator

Enter through the main entrance from the Maynard St. lot (Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6pm), turn right at the sitting area and use the elevator just past the kitchen. Dana is on Level 3. Using the rear entrance, the elevator is to the right after exiting the vestibule.

Restrooms

The men's room is located opposite the elevator. The women's is to the left and around the corner to the right when exiting the elevator. A water fountain is located on the left as you exit the elevator.

Matthews-Fuller

Parking

The main entrance of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Entrance & Elevator

Take the elevators behind the information desk to the 5th floor and the entrance is in front of you.

Restrooms

Restrooms located right outside, to the left and right. Water fountains located in the study room.

Rauner

Parking

Metered parking available on College Street.

Entrance/Elevator

Enter through the main foyer of Webster Hall, via an elevator that is accessible to the outside at street level, just to the left of the main stairs.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are located on the basement level of Webster Hall, which is reachable via elevator. Water fountains are located next to the lockers in the main foyer of Webster Hall.

Sherman

Parking

Accessible parking located near the entrances to Baker East (which provides elevator access to the main floor of Baker-Berry and Sherman) and Baker West.

Entrance & Elevator

The main entrance to Baker-Berry which connects to Sherman is handicap accessible. Baker East is also handicap accessible, and has an elevator that connects to the main floor of Sherman and Baker-Berry. Arrangements may also be made to enter via the Baker-Berry loading dock area which has an elevator. Elevator located at the Baker East entrance, and at the loading dock, which leads to the main floor of Baker-Berry, and connects to Sherman. There is not an accessible elevator in Sherman.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are available on the main floor of Baker-Berry Library down the hall from Sherman Library.

Other Resources

Student Accessibility Services