Location/HoursQ. Where is the Prange Collection located? When is it open?
A. The Gordon W. Prange Collection is located on the 4th floor of Hornbake Library North. Because the floor is closed to the public, you cannot exit the elevator on the 4th floor without assistance from a Prange Collection staff member. You can exit the elevator on the 3rd floor, take the stairs to the 4th floor and ring the doorbell or call the Prange Collection main desk at 301-405-9348 and a staff member will meet you in the lobby and escort you to the Prange Collection. All Prange Collection original materials are located in the Prange Collection.
The Prange Collection is open 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.
The microforms of the Prange magazine and newspaper collections are located in the East Asia Collection on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library. The microforms are available, self-serve, anytime that McKeldin Library is open. You can download images from the microforms in PDF format to a USB drive, so bring a flash drive, if you are interested in copies of the magazines or newspapers.
TransportationQ. How can I get to campus?
A. One option is to take the Metro (Green Line) to the College Park-U of MD station. From the College Park Metro station, a bus, Shuttle-UM, is available to take you to campus. A University ID is not required for the route from the College Park Metro station. You will get off at the last stop, the Stamp Student Union, which is located at the intersection of Campus Drive and Union Lane. Both Hornbake and McKeldin Libraries are a short walk from the Student Union. See the Campus Map. For driving and rail directions, visit the University of Maryland website for directions.
Q. Where can I park?
A. We recommend that you park at the Union Lane Garage, which is adjacent to the Stamp Student Union. The garage is equipped with Pay-By-Spaces (Pay stations). The charge is $3.00 per hour, with a $15.00 maximum daily charge. It is a short walk from the garage to both Hornbake and McKeldin Libraries. The Regents Drive Garage is closer to Hornbake Library than the Union Lane Garage. However, the garage is dedicated primarily to parking for faculty, staff and students; there are a limited number of Pay-By-Spaces spaces for visitors. Please refer to the University of Maryland website for more parking information.
AccomodationsQ. What are my options for accommodations?
A. The most affordable accommodations within easy walking distance of
Hornbake and McKeldin Libraries is
Quality Inn & Suites. It is located on College Park’s main street and is
close to a variety of restaurants.
7200 Baltimore Blvd., College Park, MD, US, 20740
Phone: (301) 276-1000
Fax: (301) 276-1111
The Marriott Inn and Conference Center is located on the campus of the University of Maryland, University College, which is adjacent to the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The Inn and Conference Center is also within walking distance of Hornbake and McKeldin Libraries. There is a restaurant, pub and coffee house in the Inn and Conference Center, but there are no other restaurants within walking distance.