Frequently Asked Questions

Can I check out books from the Library?

Can I get books from the University of Delaware Library without coming to the Library and buying a card?

  • Books from the University of Delaware Library can be requested through Interlibrary Loan services provided by public and workplace libraries. Ask your local library for details.

Can I use the Article DELivery Service or the Interlibrary Loan services offered by the University of Delaware Library?

  • Only current University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff are eligible for Interlibrary Loan and the Article DELivery Service. Please visit your local library if materials from other libraries’ collections are needed.

Can I get access to the University of Delaware Library’s electronic journals and databases from my home?

  • The databases listed on the Alumni & Friends Information page are freely available Internet resources. Due to licensing agreements, remote access to subscription services (databases and electronic journals) is available only to current University of Delaware students, faculty, staff, employee spouses and University of Delaware Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. On-site access to electronic resources is available to anyone visiting the University of Delaware Library.

Are there other options for access to databases?

  • The Delaware public libraries offer a broad array of databases to public library members, most of which can be accessed from home.
  • Public libraries in other states have similar resources


Close This