AskSpec is the electronic reference service for the Special Collections Department at the University of Delaware Library. General reference questions from the immediate University community should be directed to Ask the Library. Non-University researchers with general reference questions should contact local school or public libraries.
AskSpec provides answers to brief factual questions concerning holdings in the Special Collections Department. Please consult our collection focus page, list of previous exhibitions, list of manuscript and archival collections, or DELCAT Discovery, the Library's online catalog, to find specific information about department holdings.
Please complete the form below and submit to AskSpec. We will send an acknowledgment within 24 hours that your inquiry has been received, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Questions received Friday will receive a response the following Monday. Every effort will be made to answer your question as soon as possible.
Ask questions about books, manuscripts and other materials in the Special Collections Department and receive an answer by email.