The Morris Library, at the recommendation of the University of Delaware Police Department, is installing entrance turnstiles. The turnstiles will be installed in January, but will not be operational until the start of the spring semester. University of Delaware Library will continue to be open and accessible to all who want to use our services.
During the spring and fall semesters the Morris Library typically has more than 6,000 visitors per day. The University felt it was in the best interest of the students, faculty, staff and visitors of the Library to add these turnstiles to create a safer environment. University of Delaware student, faculty, and staff will each need to tap their ONEcards at the turnstiles for them to open. The system has a sensor that will lower the turnstile you are walking through automatically when you are leaving the Library.
All other visitors will go to a Welcome Desk, which will be located just before the turnstiles, to sign in to access the Library. Frequent visitors to the Library, including Library Public Borrowers, should visit the Circulation and Reserve Desk to register for a free ONEcard. The gates will accommodate those with disabilities and will work in tandem with emergency systems to enable rapid building agree when the fire alarm system is activated.