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Ella Strong Denison Library

Access Policy

Denison library is open for for current students, faculty and staff of the Claremont Colleges to use for study space and for rare materials research. Please bring your current Claremont Colleges campus ID with you, as you will be asked to show it upon arrival. At this time, we cannot accommodate off-campus individuals who wish to use the library for study space.

For those wanting to consult the library’s collections and rare materials, please contact us least 24 hours in advance of your anticipated visit by either sending an email message to [email protected] and/or by submitting your rare materials request through your special collections researcher account.

If you are feeling sick, have been deemed a close contact, or have been recently diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19), please cancel or reschedule your visit for another time. Scripps College continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well being of our communities. Visit Scripps Strong to learn more.

Questions? Send us an email or call (909) 607-3941. For the latest information about Denison Library and its collections, take a look at our e-newsletter, The Denison Dispatch.

Fall 2022 Hours (effective August 29 – December 16)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-9pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 1pm-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-9pm

Closures: October 17 (Fall Break), and November 23-26 (Thanksgiving Break).

Extended hours for finals week: The library will be open until midnight on December 11, 12 & 13.

About Denison Library

Denison Library is a non-circulating repository for Scripps College’s unique and special collections focused on the history of printing and the book; artists’ books; the study of women, gender and education; and the college’s nearly 100-year-old archives. As a library dedicated to special collections, which occupy a unique place in higher education and research, Denison Library’s mission is to engage individuals with the power of primary source materials to enrich both an undergraduate’s educational experience and the wider community of scholarship. The library’s collections are available to just not Scripps College students, faculty, staff, and alumnae but to members of the other Claremont Colleges, as well as to community and external researchers.

Denison Library’s digitized materials are available on The Claremont Colleges Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America, and the library’s finding aids for processed archival and manuscript collections are on the Online Archive of California. Cataloged books and printed materials may be found in the online catalog we share with The Claremont Colleges Library.

The Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges Library supports the seven institutions comprising The Claremont Colleges consortium. Its mission is to “partner with faculty, students, and staff to provide a vital physical and digital center for research, teaching, learning, and other forms of intellectual engagement at The Claremont Colleges.” As a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium, Scripps College students have access to more than 3 million print and electronic volumes and myriad full text and other electronic sources, resources far exceeding those of colleges of comparable size.