Students, Faculty, Academic Professionals, Staff and Administration:

May borrow items with their college photo ID (issued at the Dining Services office).


Dickinson alumni should bring their Dickinson College ID (obtained from the college's ID office) to the main Circulation Desk. A library supervisor will assist you with registration.

Dickinson College Family Members:

The family member who works at Dickinson must send an e-mail to the Circulation Desk at with the names of his/her partner and/or children. The family member can then register to borrow at the library Circulation Desk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A library supervisor will assist you with registration.

Consortia Borrowers (ACLCP, Oberlin Group, PALCI) Faculty and Students:

A member of a college/university community, who is currently registered or employed at an ACLCP, Oberlin, or PALCI member school, may borrow materials from the library. The prospective ACLCP patron may register for an account at the Circulation Desk by filling out a registration card and presenting a valid photo school identification card (a college ID without photo will be accepted if accompanied by a photo driver’s license). Oberlin and PALCI consortia members will be required to submit a completed authorization form from their home library.

Friends of the Dickinson College Library:

Receive membership cards (issued by the Archivist in Special Collections).

Area High School Students:

The high school librarian provides students who wish to use Dickinson’s library with an authorization form properly completed with the student’s name, high school and the one month borrowing period for which the card is valid. The form must be signed by the librarian, verifying the high school’s agreement to accept responsibility for that student. The high school student must present the request card at the Dickinson College library circulation desk when they wish to check out an item. The request card is not returned to the student, but is retained by Dickinson for our records. The student will be issued a bar coded library card which will be good for one month only.

Other Cumberland County and Perry County Residents:

Town Borrower privileges are limited to adult residents of Cumberland and Perry counties. A library card fee of $40 is due upon registration. This is a lifetime membership as long as you keep your account active by borrowing each year. The prospective borrower may register for an account at the library circulation desk by filling out a registration card and presenting a valid driver’s license.