Reference and Instructional Services Department

Guidelines for Summer Group Visitors

Each summer, many people visit or live on campus while attending a summer program affiliated with the University of Delaware. Students new to the University will benefit from an orientation or Library tour which introduces Library resources and research strategies.

Librarians are information specialists who routinely help orient and guide students in the use of Library resources and who regularly teach basic and advanced research strategies. General orientations to the Library as well as subject-specific sessions are available.

So that students may benefit from these sessions, the Library requests that instructors observe the following guidelines:

  • Please schedule orientations at least one week in advance of the session's desired date. Orientations should be scheduled as far in advance as possible. 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.

  • Instructors must accompany the group and remain with them at all times. One adult for every ten students is recommended.

  • Instructors are responsible for monitoring their students' use of Library electronic resources, including the Internet, as well as the media, book, and periodical collections. An adult supervisor must remain with students using the Media and Computing sites.

  • Students must 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.

  • Group study space in the Library is limited and large groups of students studying together can be noisy. We recommended that large groups be divided into smaller groups and that they do not all study in the same area.

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