- More than 2 million users come into the libraries each year.
- The Terrapin Learning Commons, opened in 2010, is a campus showcase for technology and student learning. It accommodates the changing needs of students by offering a technology-rich environment designed for collaboration.
- About 80% of the collections budget is directed to purchasing electronic resources such as databases and e-journals. The national average for research libraries is 62 percent.
- Librarians teach more than 1,000 classes annually with nearly 20,000 participants.
- Maryland is home to one of the nation’s most prominent collections documenting the history of American broadcasting. Its standouts: The Library of American Broadcasting and the National Public Broadcasting Archives. The latter serves as the official archival repository for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Service, National Public Radio, and Children’s Television Workshop.
- The International Piano Archives collections comprise one of the world’s most extensive concentrations of classical piano recordings, books, scores, programs and related materials.
- The Gordon W. Prange Collection is the most comprehensive collection in the world of print publications issued in Japan during the immediate post-World War II years, 1945-1949.
- When a collection of more than 700,000 postcards is fully transferred to the University of Maryland, the university will be the largest academic center for postcard research in the country.
- The University Archives is the largest and most comprehensive source for materials relating to the University of Maryland.
- DRUM now contains more than 10,000 documents, providing a permanent and freely accessible digital home for university scholarship.
The University Libraries are a key academic resource.
diverse resources, services and environments that enable success.