Delaware Learning Resource System

What is the Delaware Learning Resource System (DLRS)?

The DLRS is a statewide network of Centers that provide resources and services to help educate children, particularly those with special education needs. The DLRS has three instructional materials centers, one in each of Delaware’s counties. And it publishes the Spotlight on Education newsletter.

Are the Centers for use by the Community?

Definitely! The Centers were originally established for use by classroom teachers. Now, all educational staff, those in training, educational organizations, parents, and daycare providers are welcome.

What must I do to get Materials?

The materials in each Center are available for loan at no cost to the borrower. You need to register at the Center before checking out materials. Materials circulate for a one or two week period. A computerized catalog lists the materials in the Center and staff will help you use it. Items from other Centers may be borrowed by requesting them from your local Center. It is your responsibility to return the items on time and in good condition.

What Kind of Materials may be Borrowed?

The state collection consists of over 25,000 books, VHS videotapes, audiocassettes, filmstrips, blackline masters, manipulatives, games, and computer software.

How will I know what Materials to Borrow and Use?

The Center staff will be of great help in directing you to appropriate materials. The staff also will assist you in searching the Center’s on-line catalog to locate materials on a topic of interest.

When are the Centers Open?
The Centers are open Monday through Friday year-round. It is wise to call before making a visit because of local variations in operating hours and days.

Kent County Center New Castle County Center Sussex County Center

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