The Agriculture Library is a branch library serving the faculty,
staff, and students of the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.
It provides a specialized collection of 21,000 books and bound periodical
volumes on animal & food sciences, plant & soil sciences, entomology,
wildlife management, agricultural engineering technology & biotechnology,
and food & resource
The library subscribes to or has electronic access to many periodicals and scholarly
journals and has a collection of reserve materials available both in the
library and electronically for students in classes in the College.
The Library is located in 025 Townsend Hall, with seating for 24, including five
Further information on this branch is listed below, including information on
its collections and services.
Reference service and research assistance are available from the desk
at the Agriculture Library or from the Morris Library Reference Desk, 302-831-2965.
Alternatively, you may reach the subject specialist in agricultural sciences,
Fritz Getze, at 831-2530 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
Books and other materials can be borrowed, under regular Library regulations,
through check out at the Agriculture Library service desk, 831-2530. 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
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 Agriculture Library staff. You may
use the form Agriculture
Library Reserve Form, which can be completed in Word and submitted
in person or as an e-mail attachment to Agriculture Library staff. Course
reserves are available in Morris Library and each branch library. Please
ask staff at the appropriate location 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.
New Book Shelf:
Books recently added to the Agriculture Library are displayed on a New
Book Shelf near the reference collection. Access to a list of material
newly added to Morris Library is available on the Web through the Morris
New Book Shelf.
- Other inquiries about Agriculture Library services and
collections can be made by calling 831-2530. For hours,
Library Collections and Resources
Coverage of the Collection:
Information about the locations of Agriculture Library material is outlined
- There is a small collection of Reference Books (AGR. REF.) shelved by the
windows and reading tables, to the left as you walk in.
- Other (circulating) Books (AGR.) are shelved in open stacks in the front
section of bookstacks, behind the Electronic Resources computers. Older
books are located in Morris Library (see below for more info).
- Reserve Material: all books, journal articles, photocopies, and other items
needed for course reserve for College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
classes are available through the Service Desk in the Agriculture Library.
For information on Morris Library reserve material, see http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/reserve/.
Some material may be available from any campus network connection through Electronic
- Bound journals from 1990 on are shelved in open stacks just beyond the
books in the Agriculture Library. Bound volumes from 1970's and 1980's are
located in the Morris Library stacks. See Delcat for exact locations and
- Current (unbound) Periodicals and Journals are shelved by title in their
own sections of shelving to the left of the bookstacks, by the windows.
Requests for Purchase:
The Library welcomes suggestions for the purchase of books, journals,
media, electronic media, microforms, and journal backfiles. Please give
recommendations to library staff at the Agriculture Library, to the subject
librarian, Fritz Getze, at 831-2530 or at email@example.com,
or use the online form Recommendation
for Library Purchase.
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.
Library Assistant III email
Associate Librarian and Branch Libraries Coordinator
College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources and College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Regular Semester Hours
Mon. - Thur. 8 am - 9 pm
Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
Sun. 1 - 5 pm
Hours vary during holidays / intersessions.
See Hours for details.
025 Townsend Hall
531 S. College Ave
Newark, DE 19716-2103
Map & Directions
Submit instructor-owned materials only to the branch library assistant,
i.e. course syllabus, lecture notes, problem sets/solutions, and sample
The University of Delaware Library also offers Electronic Reserve. Click here for more information about Electronic Reserve.
Books may be checked out at the Agriculture Library. 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
Requests for Purchase
Send recommendations for new books and electronic media to Fritz Getze by email, or
the online form Recommendation
for Library Purchase.