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Visiting the Library

UD Community

Students, faculty and staff are required to use their UD ONEcards to enter the Library during open library hours.

General Public

Anyone may enter the University of Delaware Library and use books, periodicals, government documents, and electronic resources such as DELCAT Discovery within the Library building. Visitors who are not members of the University community should report to the Welcome Desk, located just before the turnstiles, to show photo identification and sign in to access the Library.

Visitors under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter the building. For their safety and well-being, children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Visitors who are at least 18 years of age and are not members of the University community can purchase a Public Borrower Card to check out materials. See our Public Borrower Information page for details and fees. Public borrowers who visit our building often may purchase a UD ONECard to use to enter through the turnstiles without needing to sign in at the Welcome Desk, as well as to borrow materials in place of the Public Borrower Card. Please visit the Help Center to purchase a Public Borrower Card or UD ONECard.

Inclusive Spaces

Morris Library has many designated inclusive spaces to welcome all visitors.