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Planning a Visit

The Prange Collection is open to the public by appointment only. Researchers are required to contact the Curator or Manager of the Prange Collection to discuss their research topics prior to using the collection. Due to staffing limitations, an appointment must be made a minimum of three business days in advance of the visit.  Visitors can request up to 15 items per visit.  Please schedule an appointment using our contact us form.

All researchers using the Prange Collection must register for a user account here.   Instructions for creating an account can be found here.  And instructions for requesting materials can be found here. The material request should also be made a minimum of three days in advance of the visit.

Original Prange Collection materials are non-circulating and may only be used onsite in the Prange Collection. Microforms of the Prange Collection magazines and newspapers are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North.  Microforms of some of the Prange English-language gift collections are available in McKeldin Library. (see the hours of McKeldin Library).

NOTE:  A portion of Campus Drive will be closed through December 2016 due to construction.  The revised Shuttle UM route from the College Park Metro station can be found here.