Reference and Instructional Services Department

School Group Visits

The Library welcomes school groups visits.

These visits are most useful to students in grades 9-12 who need resources at the UD Library to complete assignments. These groups can benefit from a Library orientation session provided by librarians, who are willing to guide students in the successful use of Library resources.

Additionally, all public K-12 schools in Delaware have access to online databases, magazines and encyclopedias through the UD Lib/SEARCH program, managed by the University of Delaware Library.

The Library requests that instructors note the following Library policy regarding school group visits:

Policy on School Groups Visiting the University of Delaware Library:

  • School group visits to the Library should be scheduled at least one week in advance. To schedule an orientation, please contact Tom Melvin, Interim Coordinator for Library Instruction (phone (302) 831-6230; email ).

  • Groups visiting the Library should be no larger than 40 students.

  • One adult chaperon for every ten students is recommended.

  • Teachers must accompany the class and remain with students at all times.

  • The Library requests that school group visits be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. when possible, to avoid overcrowding at Library computers.

  • It is the responsibility of the adults accompanying the class to monitor their students' use of Library electronic resources, including the Internet.

  • Students are expected to behave appropriately and in a manner which does not disturb others; disruptive behavior, such as loud talking or running through the Library is not acceptable.

  • Teachers who know that their visiting group is not going to arrive at the Library on time are asked to call the Reference Office at (302) 831-2432 to alert library staff to the situation.

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