Wolfgram Memorial Library

Wolfgram Memorial Library

Welcome to Widener University's Wolfgram Memorial Library—the home of all of your resource needs. The library is open to the Widener University community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Additional Resources & Research Tools

A to Z Databases

Browse our list of databases to find ones relevant to your research topic.

Subject Guides

Our subject guides offer subject specific research information that highlights databases, books/ebooks, web resources, and reference titles. Also available are our “How-to” guides that cover topics such as APA Style, InterLibrary Loan, and Evaluating Web Pages.

"How-to" Guides

Our “How-to” guides cover topics such as APA Style, InterLibrary Loan, and Evaluating Web Pages.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Need a resource our library does not have? Borrow it using Interlibrary Loan (Illiad) or by on-site borrowing through various partnering libraries.


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Our collection includes access to over 170,000 ebooks through several different databases listed below. For search tips and guidance on how to use each of these databases, browse our eBook Database Tutorials guide. 


Streaming Videos

There are several streaming video resources available through the library. For tips on using videos in your classes, instructions on how to use these databases, and links to other helpful information, visit our Streaming Video Guide.


Circulating & Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for our main collection of books, reference titles, journals, videos/DVDs, and microfilm. Stop by the reference desk if you need help finding a title.  

  • Main collection books: 3rd floor 
  • McNaughton collection: 2nd floor in the Reference Area  
  • Children books: 4th floor 
  • Reference books: 2nd floor (ask at Reference Desk) 
  • Journals: 1st floor 
  • DVDs/Videos: 2nd floor (ask at Circulation Desk) 
  • Microfilm: 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors (ask at Reference Desk) 


Recent Additions

Below are the most recent books, ebooks, audiovisual items, and Sexuality Archives items added to the collection.

McNaughton Collection

Are you wondering if the library has popular fiction and non-fiction titles? The answer is Yes, we do! Our McNaughton collection contains New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. The collection is located on the main floor of the library in the Reference area and are shelved by the author’s last name. When searching our catalog, look for “M McNaughton” in the location field. 

Below are the most recent monthly lists of the new books we've collected. Note: Fictitious characters, series, or club names are in “quotes” for easy identification. 

Don’t see a book you need while searching the catalog? Use WorldCat to search thousands of libraries’ collections and get the item sent to the Wolfgram Library through InterLibrary Loan.


Wolfgram Memorial Library in fall

Visiting the Library

The Wolfgram Memorial Library is open to Widener students, faculty, staff and alumni. During normal circumstances we also welcome local college faculty, staff and students, as well as residents of the Chester community however, during the coronavirus pandemic the library is not admitting visitors.

The library is located off of Walnut Street between Kirkbride Hall and Kapelski Learning Center. To enter our building, use your Widener ID. Visitors can use the call box to the right of the entrance for assistance.

Library services and policies

Ask a Librarian

Have a question? Ask a Librarian! The library offers online chat service where you can chat directly to ask a librarian any research questions while on or off campus. If chat is currently offline, please reach out to your library liaison or use the contact details below for assistance.

  • Email: ask@widener.libanswers.com
  • Text: (610) 624-5423
  • Call: (610) 499-4073 (leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible).
  • Appointment: Schedule an appointment with one of our liaison librarians during their office hours.

Get in Touch

Prefer to text? We can be reached at (610) 624-5423.