The Environment

The Library

The University of Delaware Library is comprised of the Morris Library where the main collection is housed, and four branch libraries including Chemistry, Marine Studies, Physics and the Education Resource Center. The Library has 155 full-time staff. The collections include over 2.8 million volumes, a rapidly expanding collection of networked electronic resources and material in other information formats. It is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, the OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, CIRLA, NERL, and LYRASIS.

The Library collections parallel the University’s academic programs and support all disciplines. A depository library for U.S. government publications and patents, the Library also has excellent Special Collections. The University of Delaware has received wide acclaim for the excellence of its information network. The Library is strongly committed to providing access to electronic services and resources to the University and scholarly community, offering online access to citations and abstracts, maps and the universe of internet resources.

The University

The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, in the northwest corner of the state and offers a traditional small town college atmosphere. The location gives easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby metropolitan areas including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Founded as a small private academy in 1743, the University is now a major state-assisted institution.


  • Over 21,000 total enrollment
  • Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in diverse academic disciplines
  • Cooperative programs with the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, Longwood Gardens, and the Bartol Research Institute
  • Strong commitment to increase the enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions
  • More than half of the student body is from outside of Delaware (nearly every state is represented and more than 100 countries)

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