Chemistry Library

Chemistry Library

The Chemistry Library is a branch library of the University of Delaware Library, and serves students, faculty and staff in chemistry, biochemistry and related disciplines. Located on the second floor of Brown Laboratory, the Library provides a specialized collection of several thousand books, journals, and reference materials in chemistry, biochemistry, and related disciplines. The library also provides access to all electronic resources, e-journals, and databases provided by the University of Delaware Library. The Chemistry Library also provides electronic access to course materials for chemistry courses at the University of Delaware.

There are armchairs near the current periodicals and reference collection, several study carrels, and four group study rooms. Access to the group study rooms is available from the hallway when the library is closed. The 4-station computer workspace provides access to the Internet and the library's electronic resources. Wireless LAN and AC outlets are available for laptop connections in the Library.

Library Services

  • Ask a Librarian online reference service: AskRef email reference, AskRef Live! chat reference, AskRef IM, and more.

  • Collection: The Chemistry Library houses a relatively small core collection of material to support the research and teaching of Chemistry Department members. It includes nearly 4000 journal volumes and 7000 books in the reference and circulating collection. There are current issues of 30 - 40 journals. Much of the chemistry and biochemistry collection is in Morris Library. Access to many electronic journals via the Web is provided.

  • Course Reserves:The Chemistry Library provides course reserves of materials provided by faculty and instructors for class use. Please bring reserve materials to the service desk in the Chemistry Library.

  • Electronic Reserves: The Reserve staff of the Access Services Department in the Morris Library will scan and provide access to reserve materials for faculty who wish to provide electronic reserve materials to students online. Please consult Electronic Reserve: Information for Faculty and Instructors at

  • Instructional and Collection Development Services: Faculty and instructors who wish to recommend items for the collection, or have a librarian provide an instructional session to a class or group related to library resources and databases, please contact Cathy Wojewodzki, Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

  • Interlibrary Loan :Interlibrary loan service is provided if the University of Delaware Library does not own a book or journal volume that you need for research. An electronic Request Form is available for your use in finding this material.

Quiet Zone

The library is a Quiet Study Zone, and food is not allowed. To provide the best study environment, only beverages with lids are allowed in the Library. All users are requested to remember that cell phone use may disturb others.

Library Assistant III
Barbara Vaughn
202 Brown Lab
phone 831-2993

Subject Selector, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Cathy Wojewodzki, Librarian
Reference, Collection Development, and Instruction
phone 831-8085

Branch Libraries Coordinator
Fritz Getze, Associate Librarian
phone 831-8873


Call 831-2665

Regular Semester Hours

Mon.–Thur. 8 am - 9 pm
Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
Sat. Closed
Sun. 1 - 5 pm

Hours vary during holidays / intersessions. See Hours for details.

Electronic Reserves
Submit your list of library material and instructor-owned materials to be put on reserve in the Chemistry Library for your class to the branch Library Assistant. The University of Delaware Library also offers Electronic Reserve. Click here for more information about Electronic Reserve.

Books may be checked out from the Chemistry Library. Please remember to bring your I.D. card, which is required for all check outs. You may access a list of materials that you have checked out at Books I have Checked Out. A book may be recalled electronically when Delcat indicates it is checked out.

Requests for Purchase
Send recommendations for new books, journals, and electronic media to Cathy Wojewodzki email.