Overview of Services
Emeritus and Retired Faculty
The Libraries provides many services to facilitate the teaching and research needs unique to Drexel faculty:
- Course Reserves - Various types of material can be placed on reserve including: library owned materials, personal copies of books, journal articles, videos or handouts. Click here to learn more about Course Reserves at Drexel.
- Workshops - The Libraries provides a variety of workshops to educate individuals on resources, services and research. All members of the campus community are invited to attend library workshops. Click here to view upcoming workshops or contact your liaison librarian to request a workshop or specific instruction in your classroom.
- Library Guides - Library Guides are compiled by liaison librarians and identify particularly valuable research resources in specific subject areas. They are primarily aimed at beginning researchers and can serve as a valuable resource for students. They also serve as valuable pointers to unfamiliar resources, particularly for interdisciplinary projects.
- Online Delivery of DUL Content- The Libraries will deliver digital copies of journal articles and book chapters in our collections. Requests should be placed via ILLiad (Connect to ILLiad)
Classrooms & Conference Rooms
Classrooms and conference rooms are available to Drexel faculty and staff for learning activities including: instruction, collaborative meetings/discussions, independent study, brainstorming, or interdisciplinary activities. These spaces are not intended to replace offices or departmental conference rooms and include learning labs, computer classrooms and conference rooms.
Research Connections Conference Room
Research Connections is a designated conference room within W. W. Hagerty Library, offering a quiet space for Drexel faculty to retreat for individual work in proximity to others or for scheduled collaborative sessions. The space includes flexible and comfortable seating, a white board, projector, and speaker phone.
Uses include: faculty collaboration, interdisciplinary review of student work, pop-up conversations, meetings with liaison librarians, and work space for individual faculty. It is not intended as substitute office or classroom space.
The Research Connections space is located on the second floor of W. W. Hagerty Library and encourages faculty to connect over shared research interests and ideas. The space is available between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Seating for 12; occupancy is 22.
Reserve Research Connections
Classrooms & Other Learning Spaces
The Libraries has a variety of spaces available to Drexel faculty and staff, including Learning Spaces and Classrooms and Conference Rooms. See the Libraries' Libraries' Facilities Use Policy for more information.
Spaces vary in capacity and features. See reservation link for details. Reservations are not final until they have been confirmed by the Libraries.
Reserve a classroom or conference room
Equipment and print and audiovisual materials are available for loan at the Libraries. In addition, faculty may take advantage of reciprocal borrowing privileges to borrow items directly from neighboring libraries. See Borrowing Privileges to learn more.
Adjunct faculty enjoy faculty library privileges (see above) for the duration of their adjunct faculty appointments. Adjunct faculty members who unexpectedly encounter issues with access to library resources (for example access to online journal articles) should first contact their department to review their official status with the University and confirm the currency of their appointment.
Faculty assistants are able to borrow library materials for faculty provided:
- The faculty member writes a letter of authorization for the assistant to present to Circulation Desk staff (authorization via email to LibAssist@drexel.libanswers.com is also acceptable).
- The student presents validated Drexel ID.
Although the assistant's name will be recorded, he/she should never take out materials for faculty with his/her own Drexel IDs; this is because students have different borrowing periods from faculty. Authorization letters from faculty are valid for one academic year, and must be renewed every September.
The Drexel University Libraries provides services to Drexel's online learning community equivalent to those available on the physical campuses.
To request print material within Drexel University Libraries' collection, use the Request Item option in the Summon record and select Distance Education Delivery as the pick up location. Once available, this material will be mailed to your home address. You can renew Drexel-owned books online. See more about Borrowing Policies.
To request articles and books from other libraries, place requests through ILLiad or E-ZBorrow. Print materials from other libraries will also be mailed to your home address.
Return all books at least five days before the due date to the Drexel University Libraries. If it is an Interlibrary Loan book, do NOT return it to the lending library. The cost of shipping and insurance for the return of all material is your responsibility.
Emeritus and Retired Faculty
Retired and emeritus faculty of Drexel University, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, and MCP Hahnemann University are invited to continue their use of the Libraries.
Retired and emeritus faculty are entitled to the following privileges at all Libraries:
- Borrowing circulating books (up to 10 books at one time for a 28 day loan).
- In-house access to databases and other electronic resources
- Access to computers in the Libraries, although current faculty, students and staff take precedence.
- Access to all Drexel University Libraries during evening and weekend hours. However, retirees and emeritus faculty who wish to use the Health Sciences Libraries at these times may need to make arrangements through the specific Library's Coordinator, due to building security regulations.
Additionally, emeritus faculty are also entitled to:
- Off-campus access to databases and other electronic resources
- Interlibrary Loan Services
- Document Delivery Services
- Reciprocal borrowing at participating institutions (visit Borrowing Privileges page for more information)
For more information on retired vs. emeritus status, please read the Emeritus Faculty Policy from the Office of the Provost.