People not affiliated with UD can use the service at a public library.
Note: having a UD library borrowing card is not the same as being affiliated with UD.
The University has added turnstiles to the entrance of the Library as a security measure.
Morris Library in spring; shows the front entrance.
Note: the front door to the library faces inward toward campus. From the Visitor Parking Lot or South College Avenue, walk around the building.
If you are not affiliated with UD or with the library, you need a Library copy card to pay for photocopying and printing. You can purchase this card at the vending machine in the Information Room.
If you are a Public Borrower, you will be issued a Library ONEcard.
If you use the library frequently, but do not need to purchase a Public Borrower membership, you can apply for a no charge Library ONEcard. This will make building access easier and can be used to pay for copying and printing.
Go to the Circulation Desk to apply for this card.
The University ONEcard must be used by all current faculty, staff, and students, including Osher students. The card can be obtained at the ID office in the Student Services Building (30 Lovett Avenue).
University of Delaware Library is an academic library, not a specialized genealogy center, and does not have staff responsible for genealogy. Staff are here to help you find research resources but are unable to conduct your research.
The Library is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come in * and use library resources, including databases. But legal contracts with the database producers prevent non-UD persons from being able to use electronic materials from off-campus.
Make a plan! What specific person, family lines, or types of records will you be researching?
Use the computers in the Library for research and printing. The Library does not have an open wifi network.
UD is on a semester schedule. Before coming to the library, go to the Library home page to check the hours.
Parking can be a problem. Before you come look at the parking information on the Genealogy Research guide on the tab “Visiting the UD Library.”
* Persons under 16 years of age may not enter the Library unless they are accompanied by a person older than 18.
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