Library Services & Guidelines

The Learning Commons at Delaware County Community College is open to students, staff, faculty and local residents. All are welcome to enjoy the Marple Campus Learning Commons during operating hours.

Students at branch campuses are encouraged to visit the Learning Commons that are located in Downingtown, Exton, Pennocks Bridge, Southeast and Upper Darby Centers as well as the Marple Campus Learning Commons.

Here is a quick introduction to Library Services, and links to additional specifics.

Circulation Guidelines

This link provides detailed information about the Library's Circulation Policies.


Reference assistance is available in person, by phone, by email, or by AskHerePA chat. For reference services at branch campuses, see the schedule in the Learning Commons at Branch Campuses.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

Library Services provides an Inter-Library Loan service to students, faculty and staff that procures materials that are not currently owned by the Learning Commons through a cooperative state and national network. Requests may be made in the Learning Commons or via the online Inter-Library Loan form. More details >>

Intra-Campus Borrowing

Intra-campus borrowing enables individuals that utilize the Learning Commons at branch campuses to have materials sent from the Marple Campus Learning Commons. More details >>

Laptop Borrowing

The College's Laptop Borrowing program lends students laptops free-of-charge* through the Learning Commons and branch campus Learning Commons. More details >>

Materials on Reserve

Reserve materials are for the exclusive use of students, faculty and staff. To view materials on reserve, search the library catalog. To reserve materials, faculty should complete the form on the College's official communications portal delaGATE.


Many textbooks are available at the Learning Commons on Marple campus and at branch campus Learning Commons. More details >>