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Family Weekend Open House

By Henry Handley and Katy Kelly

The University Libraries invite families to visit Roesch Library and the Marian Library (seventh floor of Roesch Library) at our annual open house during UD’s upcoming Family Weekend. Come explore unique aspects of the UD Libraries, including recent additions of books, art and artifacts to the Marian Library collections.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, Oct. 1.

Time: 1 to 4 p.m. View library hours online.

Registration not required.

Roesch Library’s Self-Guided Tour

Go on a self-guided tour to learn about unique spaces like the Zen Den, Concourse D and the Collab. 

Marian Library’s ‘A Living Library’ Exhibit

On the seventh floor, continue your self-guided tour to visit the exhibit A Living Library: Marian Acquisitions through 2022, featuring new and new-to-us books, art and artifacts spanning over 500 years. You can also view familiar features like a selection of creches (Nativities) in the Marian Library Creche Museum and take in the view from the Marian Library’s seventh-floor reading room. 

Mary Statue Tour

While you’re here, pick up a brochure for a tour of the Blessed Virgin Mary statues on campus, or download one


Henry Handley stewards the Marian Library's rare, reference and circulating books, as well as its extensive collections of pamphlets and periodicals. Katy Kelly coordinates library marketing and engagement opportunities. Photo by Tash Nelson '23. 

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