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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.

Research Help

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.