Newly Acquired Titles

Preview newly acquired library materials (Books & DVDs) added to the collection.
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Easter break hours

The William C. Jason library will be closed from Friday, March 30, 2018 – Monday, April 2, 2018. Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m.

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Director’s Message 2018

Welcome to the William C. Jason Library on the campus of Delaware State University named in honor of Dr. William C. Jason, the second President of the State College for Colored Students. Excellence in teaching, scholarship and research marks this great university. Our Library is committed in providing quality service and an excellent collection of materials to support the research needs of our faculty, staff and students.

thh-directorOur library offers a welcoming atmosphere to all users; the Horizon System provides an online catalog to the library holdings, automated circulation, and other computerized library systems. The library house over 400,000 volumes and has full text access to several thousand online database subscriptions and e-books. The library also offers DVDs and electronic access to full-text as well as newspapers, encyclopedias, research on current health, biographical, literary, humanities, art and current event databases. Access to these electronic databases is available from the website http://www.desu.edu/library. We encourage faculty, staff and students to take advantage of the resources, both traditional and virtual.

A positive atmosphere of learning is encouraged in the library. We offer the library as a place of respect for people and knowledge and we endorse a positive study environment in the building. Informational handouts, tutorials and subject guides are available for our users. Our staff looks forward to serving you by giving training to our faculty, staff and students in library resources and electronic catalogs. In addition:

  • Library instructions are given to faculty and individuals who request it
  • Interlibrary borrowing of material
  • Reference and research assistance
  • Document Delivery
  • Electronic Reserves
  • Internet Access
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • Digital Collection

We look forward to acting as a resource center for each of you in this academic year. Additionally each department or discipline at Delaware State University is assigned a subject-specialist librarian; available to give you research help. You can call the Reference Desk at (302) 857-6180 to contact the librarian responsible for your subject area. For other useful information, including information on resources, workshops, and events click on http://www.desu.edu/library.

I hope you find the William C. Jason library exciting, enriching, and as a center for intellectual and social interaction.

In Proud Service,

Mr. Tracey Hunter Hayes

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New Group Study and Collaboration Technology Library Services

The William C. Jason Library is pleased to announce the addition of two collaborative technology spaces in the library.  The new collaboration spaces are located on the 1st collaborationtable1stfloor(near the open computer lab) and 3rd (Room 302) floors of the library.  These areas are specifically designed for collaboration and include large monitors to which you can hook your laptop for viewing with a group.  Laptops are also available if needed to checkout at the circulation desk.

For more information contact the Circulation Desk 302 857-6191.

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William C. Jason Library adds 20 new HP ProBook Laptops

The William C. Jason Library is pleased to announce the addition of 20 new HP ProBook laptop computers to use in the library.   The new laptops are available for checkout at the circulation desk. hp probook laptop

In addition to the new laptops, the following library materials are also available for checkout:

  • Memorex Portable DVD players;
  • Headphones;
  • USB Flash Drives;
  • Mobile whiteboards to enhance library learning spaces and active learning;
  • White board markers and erasers.

For additional information contact Circulation @ 302-857.6191.

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William C. Jason Library Christmas Recess Hours

Holiday and Special Hours

  •  Saturday, December 24, 2016 – Saturday, December 31, 2016 Closed
  •  Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Monday, January 2, 2017 Closed
  •  Reopens  Tuesday – Friday, January 3 – 6, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  •  Saturday, January 7, 2017 – Sunday, January 8, 2017 Closed

Contact Circulation @ 302.857.6191 or Reference 302.857.6180 askref@desu.edu for further assistance.

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