Agriculture Library

Library Now Closed

The Agriculture Library was closed permanently as of July 1, 2013. The space in Townsend Hall is to be repurposed for other use within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The contents of the Library were moved in July to the general collections of the Morris Library, the main library at the University of Delaware. All books, periodicals, serials and other materials are now in DELCAT labeled as located in Morris Library. The Agriculture Library books and bound periodicals are shelved together with the existing collections of Morris Library, mostly on the Second Floor (Q classifications) and the Lower Level (S classifications). Reference material is found in the Morris Reference Room, on the First Floor.

All services previously found at the Agriculture Library are now handled through appropriate departments in Morris Library. These include Reserves, at the Circulation and Reserve Desk; Reference queries and research help, at the Reference Desk in the Information area of the First Floor; and Periodicals, in the Current Periodicals Room on the First Floor. Computer access is available throughout the Morris Library, and computing, copying and scanning services are available in the Student Multimedia Design Center, on the Lower Level.

The librarian will be available for consultation and class visits as has always been the case. Use the contact information in the column to the right to reach Fritz Getze, the librarian responsible for agricultural disciplines.

Library Collections and Resources

The Library's specialized collection of 21,000 books and bound periodical volumes on animal & food sciences, plant & soil sciences, entomology, wildlife management, biotechnology, and food & resource economics is now moved into the circulating collections in the Morris Library. Electronic access is provided to many periodicals and scholarly journals, which can be reached from anywhere on campus, as well as by proxy acces from off campus. Reserve materials will be available both in Morris Library and electronically for students in classes in the College.

Morris Library Services

  • Reference Services

    Reference service and research assistance are available from the Reference Desk at Morris Library, 302-831-2965. Alternatively, you may reach the subject specialist in agricultural sciences, Fritz Getze, at 831-8892 or via E-mail. University students, staff, and faculty have access to over 190 databases through Library Databases. Also available is Ask a Librarian, an electronic reference service providing responses in real time or within one working day to brief reference questions, and Virtual Reference, a guide to ready reference resources freely available on the Web.

  • Circulation Services:

    Books and other materials can be borrowed, under regular Library regulations, through check out at the Circulation and Reserve Desk, Morris Library. Please remember to bring your I.D. card, which is required for all check outs. You may access a list of materials charged to you electronically through Books I have Checked Out. A book may be recalled electronically when Delcat indicates it is checked out to another user. If you have difficulty with these online circulation services, see this FAQ Page.

  • Reserve Materials:

    All books, journal articles, photocopies, and other items needed for course reserve by faculty and instructors in the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources should be submitted to the Reserve staff at Morris Library. Please ask staff at the Circulation and Reserve Desk, 831-2455, for specific guidelines for putting items on reserve. Faculty and instructors are invited to participate in the University of Delaware Library Electronic Reserves as well as traditional reserves. See for more information.

  • Interlibrary Loan:

    If the University of Delaware Library does not own a book or journal volume that you need for research, you may use Interlibrary Loan to obtain the item from another library. An electronic Request Form is provided for your use in finding this material, or you may also call Interlibrary Loan at 831-2236.

  • Subject Guides: Agriculture

    Use this general guide, at, to help locate databases, electronic journals, web resources and subject guides in all of the disciplines of agriculture and natural resources.

  • Contact

    Fritz Getze
    Associate Librarian and Branch Libraries Coordinator

    Library Liaison,
    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

    117B Morris Library email
    phone 831-8873 or 831-8892

    Library Hours
    Morris Library:

    Call 831-2665


    181 S. College Ave
    Newark, DE 19717-5267


    Electronic Reserves
    The University of Delaware Library offers Electronic Reserve. Click here for more information about Electronic Reserve.

    Agriculture books may be checked out at the Morris Library Circulation and Reserve Desk. Please remember to bring your I.D. card, which is required for all check outs.

    You may access your list of materials electronically at Books I have Checked Out. A book may be recalled electronically when Delcat indicates it is checked out to another user.

    Requests for Purchase
    Send recommendations for new books and electronic media to Fritz Getze by email, or the online form Recommendation for Library Purchase.