Current students, faculty, and staff may access our "Lightning Search"
portal using the Library Tab in Campus Web; this allows users to search all
29 of our databases at one time. These databases contain approximately
309,000 books and journals, electronically and in print. Users can
also search databases individually.
Among the many disciplines covered in these databases are: Economics,
Business (sports and health), English, Psychology, and Criminal Justice.
Through Campus Web, current students, faculty, and staff can gain access
to our "Lightning Guides", which have useful tips and guidance to
information about research topics.
If you have a Reference Question, please email our Reference Desk
or call the Circulation Desk at (302) 225-6247. Please visit Quick Facts
for current library hours.
The Hirons Library is dedicated to supporting and enriching the College
curricula through the provision of print and non-print materials to
students and faculty and to furthering the cause of lifelong education
through instruction in the effective use of library resources. A wide
variety of services makes the library an important center of campus
activity. J. Wilbur Hirons Library is named in honor of a former
President of Beacom College, who oversaw the College during the pivotal
formative years from 1935 - 1951. After the merger of Goldey and Beacom
Colleges in 1951, he was elected Chairman of the Board and served until
his retirement in 1969. His dedication to academic excellence is a
guiding force in the College today.