Library Services for students, faculty, and staff of Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College

Library Facts
The University of Delaware Library has:
  • Over 2.8 million books and bound peridoicals
  • Over 3.4 million microforms including U.S. patents
  • Over 30, 000 electronic and print journals including newspapers to which the Library provides access
  • Over 5,300 linear feet of manuscripts and archives
  • Seating for over 3,000 persons in the Morris Library

Walk-in Access

Students, faculty, and staff from Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College may use computers, books, periodicals, government documents, and electronic resources within the University of Delaware Library without a card.

A University of Delaware Library borrower card is required to borrow books.

Directions & Maps

Four Libraries

The University of Delaware Library is comprised of the Morris Library where the main collection is housed, two branch libraries located in Newark, Delaware, and a third branch library located in Lewes, Delaware.

Borrowing and Renewing Books from the Circulating Collection

Morris Library at Night

Computer Access

The Library has more than 200 public workstations with access to the Internet, library databases and electronic journals. All Library public computers within the Morris Library are accessible to DTCC and DSU users. There is a fee per page for printing from Library workstations. Licensed databases and electronic journals are available on site but remote access is available only to current University of Delaware students, faculty and staff.

DELCAT Discovery

DELCAT Discovery is both the catalog of University of Delaware Library and a catalog of libraries around the world. It also offers quick searching of articles in some databases. DELCAT Discovery is the first box on the Library home page.

Film and Video Collection

The Film and Video Collection includes more than 20,000 videos and films which may be viewed within the Morris Library on carrels in the Instructional Media Collection Department on the lower level of the Morris Library. Only in-library use of media is available to Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College users with their college/university identification card and a University of Delaware Library borrower card.

Melva A Guthrie Atrium

Reference Services

Students, faculty, and staff from Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College may get reference assistance by coming to the Reference Desk, calling (302) 831-2965, texting (302) 360-8747, or sending email questions to AskRef.

SMDCThe Student Multimedia Design Center

The Student Multimedia Design Center is located on the Lower Level of the Morris Library. It has more than 80 workstations with multimedia and general application software. Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College students, faculty and staff with ID cards should check at the Student Multimedia Design Center service desk for assistance in logging on to multimedia computers.

Research Guides

The Library has research guides for every subject area supported at UD. Use research guides for ideas of where to start, tips on library research, and advice on databases.

US Government DocumentsU.S. Government Documents

The University of Delaware Library is a congressionally designated depository library for United States government publications. Ask a reference librarian for assistance with government documents questions.

Users with Disabilities

Users with disabilities have physical access to the Morris Library through the main entrance ramp and power-assisted doors. The Assistive Technology Center, on the first floor, is equipped with state-of-the-art computers and special software. The center is locked when not in use. Any individual who wishes to use the center should go to the Reference Desk to have the door unlocked.


For more information, call the Morris Library Reference Desk
(302) 831-2965

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