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

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

Accessibility at our Libraries

Baker-Berry Library

  • Parking: Accessible parking on College Street and North Main Street. Campus map.
  • Entrance and Elevator: All entrances are accessible, except the North Main Street, which requires climbing stairs. Baker-Berry floor plans.
  • Restrooms: Accessible restrooms on each floor of the Berry side of the library. Baker-Berry restroom map.

Dana Biomedical Library

  • Parking: Maynard Street lot and the lower Dewey Field Road lot. Campus map.
  • Entrance and Elevator: The building at 37 Dewey Field Road is accessible from both the upper and lower entrances.  There is an elevator to take you to the library on the 3rd floor. 
  • 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. Dana Biomedical Library floor guide.

Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

Rauner Special Collections Library

  • Parking: Metered parking available on College Street. .
  • Entrance and 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 Art Library

  • 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 and Elevator: The main entrance to Baker-Berry which connects to Sherman is accessible. The Baker East entrance is also 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