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Drexel Libraries Student Orientation Guide


Welcome to the Drexel University Libraries!

This guide serves as a virtual orientation to the Drexel Libraries' resources and services for students

Whether you want to schedule a virtual consultation with an expert librarian, check out a book or DVD for your own enjoyment, attend a DUL event or workshop, or find a quiet place to study, we encourage you to take advantage of all the Libraries' facilities, resources and services throughout your career at Drexel.

On behalf of the Drexel Libraries, we wish you a very warm welcome, Dragons!

2023 Welcome Week Events

We are so excited to welcome new students to Drexel University this September!

Throughout the week before classes officially start -- called Welcome Week -- you'll have plenty of opportunities to get to know the Drexel Libraries through guided tours, resource fairs and our open houses. Check out the schedule below or visit our website for details. We’re excited to get to know all of our new students--and we want you to get to know us!

2023 Welcome Week Event Schedule

Drexel Libraries Open House 

W. W. Hagerty Library - 3300 Market Street
Daily, September 18 - 22, 10 am - 5 pm
No registration required


Start the fall 2023 term off right: Get to know your Drexel University Libraries!

Stop by the W. W. Hagerty Library during our Welcome Week Open House events for free snacks, DUL swag, and a chance to explore the Libraries' resources, services, and study spaces. While you're here, stop by the Service Desk and say hello to our staff or take our self-guided tour of the Library. Click here to download a copy of the self-guided tour, or pick up a copy at the Welcome Table on the first floor. 


Welcome Back “Wooder Ice” Party at the Library Learning Terrace

Library Learning Terrace - 33rd & Race Streets
Wednesday, September 28
2pm until we run out! 

Learn more; no registration required


Whether you're new to campus or returning after the term break, we want to welcome you to Drexel!

Join the Libraries staff outside the Library Learning Terrace (located at 3300 Race Street – ground floor of Race Hall) for good conversation and some of Philly's famous water ice (that's pronounced 'wooder’) for you Philly newbs) from Siddiq’s in West Philadelphia.

Get there early - the event ends when the water ice runs out!



POSTPONED - Guided Tours: Get to Know the Drexel Libraries

W. W. Hagerty Library - 3300 Market Street

Explore the Drexel Libraries before classes begin! Take a guided tour of the W. W. Hagerty Library and learn about all the ways we can help you throughout your career at Drexel. Our staff will show you around the building so you know exactly where to go to find study spaces, printers & scanners, group study rooms and more. 

The tour starts by the Service Desk on the first floor of the W. W. Hagerty Library - remember to bring your Dragon Card (or other ID) to enter the building. 

Self-Guided Tour: W. W. Hagerty Library

Welcome! The best way to get to know the Drexel University Libraries' resources, services and spaces is by exploring! Next time you're on campus, we hope you'll stop by and take our self-guided tour of the W. W. Hagerty Library. We have printed tour sheets at the Service Desk, or you can click the link below to download a copy of the self-guided tour.

Explore the W. W. Hagerty Library

The W. W. Hagerty Library is located in the heart of Drexel's University City campus at 33rd & Market Streets. As you tour the building, you'll find lots of different seating options, equipment you can use, and friendly staff who are here to support you throughout your career at Drexel.

Remember: we're online too! Be sure to take a "tour" of our website (, where you can find e-books and journals, reserve a group study room, chat online with a librarian, and much more.