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 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
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
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
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
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 http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/reserve/
for more information.
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 http://guides.lib.udel.edu/agriculture,
to help locate databases, electronic journals, web resources and subject
guides in all of the disciplines of agriculture and natural resources.
Associate Librarian and Branch Libraries Coordinator
College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources and College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
117B Morris Library
phone 831-8873 or 831-8892
181 S. College Ave
Newark, DE 19717-5267
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
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
Requests for Purchase
Send recommendations for new books and electronic media to Fritz Getze by email, or
the online form Recommendation
for Library Purchase.