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Department of Health and Social Services Library

Did you know that the Herman Holloway Campus has two Little Free Libraries? 

What is a Little Free Library? 

Little Free Libraries are book boxes located all over the world. Many are registered with the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library. Each library has a steward, who maintains the book box. Little Free Libraries can be operated by anyone, not just people who work at a public library. Many people place a Little Free Library in their front yard; in fact, DHSS Library Director Evelyn Hudson has one in her front yard. 

How does it work? 

You can take any books you want from a Little Free Library. You don’t need to bring them back or have a library card to take them. When you can, leave books in good condition for others to take home. You don’t need to leave a book to take a book. The DHSS librarians serve as stewards for the two Little Free Libraries on the Herman Holloway Campus. 

Where are the Little Free Libraries on Herman Holloway Campus? 

The DHSS Little Free Library North is by the pool, across from DPC. The DHSS Little Free Library South is in front of the Administration building. See the map below for a visual. You can look for registered Little Free Libraries in your community by visiting

Where can I find more books? 

The DHSS Library, located in the Springer Building, has a curated collection of thousands of books relating to the services provided by DHSS. Visit us to check out books with your Delaware Library Card (if you don’t have one, we’ll get you signed up). Our in-person hours are 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. 

Who can I contact with questions? 

Please email the DHSS Library at We look forward to hearing from you! 

Starting a Little Free Library

If you are interested in starting a Little Free Library at your place of work or in your neighborhood, check out this introductory video from the Little Free Library organization.

Little Free Library - Get Started