About our Digital Collections

University of Delaware (UD) Library, Museums & Press has created online collections that represent some of the material it holds in its circulating collection, Special Collections, and Museums. Special Collections digital materials can also be accessed through finding aids and online exhibitions. If you have questions about using these materials, please see our copyright policies for digital collections.


UD’s institutional repository contains text based, audio, and video collections such as digitized books, letters, manuscripts, yearbooks, newspapers, oral histories and government material.


UD’s public collections contain open-access visual materials such as photographs, postcards, and maps. Scroll down to “UD Library” to see collections that are available without a login. Digitized Museums content and other institutional collections require UD login.

Find Digital Collections

A list of UD Library digital collections in UDSpace and Artstor can be browsed or searched through DELCAT Discovery. Catalog records link to the digital collections.

Special Collections and Museums Online Exhibitions

The Online Exhibitions website provides text and images for current, former, and online-only exhibitions. The exhibitions may include content from the digital collections, but many of the images only appear on the exhibitions site.

Delaware Digital Newspaper Project (DDNP)

DDNP is an open access historic Delaware newspapers repository. Access to these newspapers is provided through the Chronicling America database which also provides access to over 16 million full-text searchable newspapers from states across the United States, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.

Finding Aids

Finding aids are guides for the manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department, providing contextual information and detailed contents lists. If these materials have been imaged for the digital collections, they include links back to the digital objects. It is possible to filter search results for collections with digital content.