University of Delaware Library Facilities
The University of Delaware Library System includes the Hugh H. Morris Library housing the main collection and four branch libraries. The libraries contain over 2 million volumes, about 500,000 government publications, and 3 million microforms. Subscriptions are held to over 20,000 journals, many of which are on-line, and articles from other journals are obtainable by on-line ordering and fax-back service. DELCAT, the University of Delaware Library online catalog, can be accessed via the University of Delaware computing network, the Internet, or by modem from anywhere in the world. The University of Delaware web page provides gateway access to electronic resources on the World Wide Web and electronic access to locally licensed, networked and electronic information, including journal article references and abstracts, full-text journal articles and government information and maps. Library Networked Databases include more than 150 databases containing hundreds of thousands of references and summaries of the contents of journals, including large full-text databases of entire articles online, which are available to faculty, staff and students of the University of Delaware.
The Agriculture Branch Library, located in Townsend Hall adjacent to the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, provides a specialized collection of 22,000 books and bound periodicals on animal and food sciences, plant and soil sciences, entomology, wildlife management, agricultural engineering technology, biotechnology, and food and resource economics. The branch subscribes to over 225 periodicals and scholarly journals and has reserve materials available. The library has seating for 24, including six computer stations.
The Chemistry Library is a branch library serving the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering. It is located on the second floor of Brown Laboratory on the main campus of the University in Newark. It provides a specialized collection of approximately 28,000 books and bound periodical volumes on many areas of chemistry and related fields. The Chemistry Library subscribes to over 230 periodicals and scholarly journals, and provides access to many more journals and World Wide Web pages in electronic format through the University of Delaware Library home page. Seating is available for approximately 50 users including spaces at public terminals for access to library and World Wide Web resources in chemistry and related subject areas. Microform reader printers are available for access to the early years of Chemical Abstracts, with more recent years of this resource available via SciFinder Scholar.
The Marine Studies Library is a branch library serving the faculty, staff, and students of the Graduate College of College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. It provides a specialized collection of approximately 15,000 books and bound periodicals on marine biology and biochemistry; chemical, physical and biological oceanography; marine geology; and aquaculture. Seating is available for approximately 50 users including spaces at public terminals for access to library and World Wide Web resources in marine studies and related subject areas. This branch library is located on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Delaware, in the Cannon Marine Studies Laboratory.