The Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library

Located between the Levin Dining Hall, and the Feldman Building, the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library is a multi-purpose space for students to meet for studying, researching, and collaboration. 

Library Resources 

Library resources include research guides, online tutorials, and a robust collection of digital resources. The library provides access to over 200,000 eBooks and 40,000 online journals. The library also offers many services including research consultations, online and physical lending, and interlibrary loan. Interlibrary Loan requests (ILL) means the library will borrow books and articles from other libraries. This process is completely free for DelVal students, faculty, and staff. Faculty and staff services include library instruction, online tutorials, course reserves, classroom tools, research guides, and more. 

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Renovations in Progress

The library will close Monday, May 13, for the final phase of our renovation, and we expect to reopen in early August. While the building itself will be closed, library services will continue to be provided. For assistance, please contact

These renovations were made possible thanks to a generous gift from The Daniel Tanner Foundation. The seven-figure gift was earmarked to improve and update the lobby and both wings of The Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library, allowing it to be a focal point of teaching, learning, and gathering for the campus and external communities. Former Trustee Dr. Daniel Tanner ’46 was deeply committed to education, authoring 15 books on the subject, and serving on the faculties of Purdue, Northwestern, and Rutgers universities. 

Library Books
Library Resources

Our library resources include research guides, online tutorials, and a robust collection of digital resources.

A student is setting up a display in the library with several books and annotations.
Become a Student Curator

The library and the President's Commission on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) have partnered to establish the Student Curator Project. The project is in alignment with the commission’s commitment to amplifying marginalized voices and building a truly diverse and inclusive library collection. By inviting the student community to be directly involved in the library's collection development, we aim to deepen our connection with the community and become part of a wider transformational dialogue for the university. Each semester, a student will be selected by the DEIB to develop a series of books on a specific subject the student is passionate about. By participating in this project, students learn and use a range of practical skills, such as poster creation, information presentation, project management, time management, and liaising. 


Rabbi Dr. Krauskopf founded The National Farm School (now Delaware Valley University) on the principle of learning by doing in 1896. Since then, DelVal has steadily built on its reputation for personalized education and hands-on experience. He requested the library be built in his will. In 1924, the original building, consisting of the Lobby and Memorial Room, was completed. Two large wings and a lower level were added in 1969.  

The Samuel Cooke Wing is to the left; the Harry Shapiro Wing is to the right. The Memorial Room contains a replica of Dr. Krauskopf s office which houses his ashes. The room displays the university’s archival photos and historical documents, detailing our history and great leaders such as Dr. Krauskopf. Learn more about the life of Dr. Krauskopf here.