The Reference and Instructional Services Department provides research assistance to University of Delaware faculty, staff, and students and also to others in the community. The Reference service desk is located near the entrance of the Morris Library. In addition to assisting people who visit the library, reference librarians also provide research assistance via chat, text-messaging, and email. The reference collection consists of resources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, maps, and directories. A growing collection of online reference material can be accessed in the library by all users and off campus by UD faculty, staff, and students.
Library instruction is available for classes, and individual appointments can be made with librarians who specialize in research for a particular subject area. In addition, library workshops are offered throughout the year. Please contact the Reference and Instructional Services Department for research assistance and library instruction.