UPDATED March 22, 2021
The Drexel University Libraries is now open. We will offer the following services to ensure access to physical materials:
The information below will help guide you in requesting access to the Drexel Libraries' physical materials. Or visit our COVID-19 response page for the latest updates on our resources, services and facilities.
The stacks in the W. W. Hagerty Library reopened on January 18, 2020. Clients may browse the Libraries’ physical collections and check out print materials as usual. Please bring all physical materials to the service desk for check out.
If you touch any physical items, DO NOT re-shelve them or leave them on tables or in study rooms.
Return all items to the blue shelves (2nd floor) or the library carts located on the first floor and the lower level.
Use DragonSearch to find available content owned and licensed by the Drexel Libraries.
If an item from our physical collection is only available in print, Libraries staff will digitize portions of the item, like journal articles and book chapters, upon request. We will send digitized materials to the confirmed email address within three business days.
Please submit your request for digitized material directly through ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system.
Information for Teaching Faculty & Staff:
Electronic course reserves are currently available. Libraries staff will work with teaching faculty and staff to identify electronic alternatives to replace physical items on reserve.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
Information for Students:
Online course reserves are now available. Any materials placed on reserve are accessible via your Blackboard Learn course shell.
To request to have print materials within the Drexel Libraries' collection delivered to your current off-campus address, use the 'Request Item' option in the DragonSearch record and select 'Mail it to me' as the pick-up location.
The Libraries ships physical items from its collection to clients living in the United States. Please note that we can only ship physical items requested via ILLiad and E-ZBorrow to clients within the United States.
Once available, Libraries staff will mail materials to your confirmed off-campus address within 7 business days. All shipped materials will include a pre-paid return shipping label.
You may renew Drexel-owned books online. See more about our Borrowing Policies.
To request contactless pickup of print materials within the Drexel Libraries' collection, use the 'Request Item' option in the DragonSearch record and select your preferred pickup location.
Once available, you will receive an email confirming the item(s) is ready for pickup, including a link to instructions for scheduling a pick-up time. Please pick up materials within 7 days.
Contactless pick-up service is available in the W. W. Hagerty Library during normal open hours.
For more information and instructions for requesting a physical item, visit our Borrowing Privileges page.
If you received a physical item in the mail, you should have received a pre-paid return shipping label. Package the material in a small box or shipping envelope and use this shipping label to return the item to the Libraries. You may place the package in any UPS drop box, including the drop box located on the lower level of Queen Lane, to the right as you exit the elevators.