About Us

Location

Located in Hornbake Library North, the Maryland Room is the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives materials.

Mission

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland Libraries will support the educational and research mission of the University. These collections enrich scholarly opportunities for the University's Students, faculty, and staff, as well as those of the state, national, and international communities.

Vision

Recognized for premier and unique collections, the University of Maryland Libraries will support the educational and research mission of the University. These collections enrich scholarly opportunities for the University’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as those of state, national, and international communities.

The staff of Special Collections fosters the discovery of the collections through innovative and user-oriented technology, teaching, partnerships, and outreach.

Collections

The Special Collections and University Archives collect materials in the following concentrations. To learn more about our holdings, browse our subjects or contact a librarian.