Accessing the catalog and databases
Catalog Visitors can search the University Libraries
catalog from on or off campus, regardless of one's affiliation with the
Databases On campus, anyone can access the
databases without restriction. Off campus, only currently registered UMD
students and currently employed faculty and staff can access the site-licensed
U.S. Government Documents The University of
Maryland has been a Federal Depository Library since 1925, and the Regional
Depository for Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia since 1965.
Government documents are located on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library.
PHOTOCOPYING, PRINTING and COMPUTING
Access to the Internet Using Laptops
Only students, faculty,
and staff of the University of Maryland, College Park, are permitted to access
the Internet using their laptops on campus.
UMD alumni, UMUC and USMAI
students and faculty are considered visitors.
Photocopying and Printing
in the Libraries
Photocopying and printing are available for a fee.
There are no coin-operated photocopiers or printers in the University Libraries,
so visitors will need to purchase a Photocopy Card in order to copy/print. Ask
at any library Information & Reference Service Desks for prices and
information on obtaining a card.
invited to use public library computers, but first must obtain a guest account.
Please note that guest accounts are not compatible with Mac computers that boot
only into Mac OS. Apply at any campus library Circulation Desk.
is required. Acceptable forms of identification include driver's license,
state-issued ID card, passport, military ID, school ID, or other institutional
ID with photo and unique identifying number. Library computers are available to
users on a first-come, first-served basis.
computers provide access to the Web, as well as provide access to the standard
Microsoft Office suite of software (i.e., Access, Excel, InfoPath, Outlook,
PowerPoint, Publisher and Word) plus other additional software. Users cannot
save or store their work onto library computers and are advised to carry a flash
drive upon which to save their documents.
Filters on Library computers?
There are no filters on computers in the University Libraries, so
controversial materials are not screened out.