About the Library

photo of Boyd Lee Spahr

Boyd Lee Spahr

Detail of portrait of Robert Waidner

Robert A. Waidner

The Waidner-Spahr Library catalog provides access to over 1 million titles, including books, e-books, music, and video recordings. Our Journal Locator provides access to over 76,000 periodicals. In addition to these collections, the library is also home to several computer labs, classrooms, and individual study rooms.

The Waidner-Spahr Library is named for Boyd Lee Spahr, class of 1900, and Robert A. Waidner, class of 1932. Besides being alumni of Dickinson College, both men served on the Board of Trustees, combining for more than 110 years of service altogether. The Spahr Library opened in 1967, and the Waidner addition was completed in 1998.