All graduate students and undergraduate students approved to be on campus for their residential term may use the Baker-Berry Library. Individuals will need to reserve a time before arriving. The reservation will ensure that the time slot is saved and cannot be taken by anyone else.

You may reserve up to three, 3-hour time slots per day. The time slots you reserve will be held for you so you can use all or just part of the reserved time.

Reserve Open Study Space

If you just need to swing by to check something out, please make a short reservation for a pickup time.


Reserve Book/Materials Pickup

Open Study Space Reservation Procedure

NEW! We've extended the number of reservations students can make each day for those days when you need a stretch of dedicated, focused study time.

  • You may reserve multiple blocks per day, up to the maximum available:
    • Monday - Friday: up to 3 blocks
    • Saturday - Sunday: up to 2 blocks
  • Arrive at any time during your reservation or even make a reservation once you come to the library.
  • You may reserve up to 7 days in advance.

A confirmation email will be sent with a three-digit reservation code you will need to present to Library staff in order to gain entry to Baker-Berry Library

  • Complete the TSA before entering the library.
  • Enter Baker-Berry via the Novack cafe main doors and share the three-digit code sent to you in the confirmation email with the Library staff member at the top of the stairs. This check-in desk can also be reached via the elevator behind the Novack stairs.
  • At the end of your reservation (or when you are done studying) please leave the building via the Baker Library exits. If you have made reservations for two consecutive reservation slots Library staff will check you in for your next session as they walk through the building.
  • In order to access the Novack Cafe after entering the library, you will need to exit via Baker and reenter via Novack main doors.
  • Please leave on time to allow for the next group of patrons to come into the building on time.

Library Guidelines

The following guidelines should be followed at all times when using the Library:

  • A face covering must be worn at all times while in the building. 
  • Follow all signs, and stay at least six feet apart from others whenever possible
  • Make sure to clean your space, and any equipment, printers, and computers you use with supplied cleaning materials.
  • Please stick to one reserved seating space only, and do not move furniture. Stairwells, aisles, and other open spaces may not be used for seating.

We welcome your input on this system either by speaking with a Library staff member or use the “Ask us Now!” button on our web site.

We appreciate your adherence to the policies set forth by Dartmouth and the Library as it will take the whole community working together to maintain a safe environment at the Library.

Student study in library wearing mask