University Libraries' Guide for Graduate Students
Check out these library services:Borrowing privileges: www.lib.umd.edu > Services
Apply for special borrowing privileges to allow you to borrow materials from other research institutions.
Book paging and branch delivery: www.lib.umd.edu/access/request-catalog
Graduate students can request a book from any of the 8 University libraries and have it delivered to the branch of your choice. Or request that a book be pulled from the shelf and pick it up at the same library!
Computers, copy, print, scan: www.lib.umd.edu > Computing
Library computers (PCs and Macs) are equipped with all OIT supported applications for your work. Scanners are free of charge. To print and make photocopies in the libraries, open a Terrapin Express Account at: terpexp.umd.edu, then use your UMD ID card to copy/print in B&W and in color.
Equipment for loan: www.lib.umd.edu > Services
Borrow laptops, tablets, e-readers, netbooks, laptop and phone chargers, headphones, and more from McKeldin Library’s Circulation desk. Bring your UMD I.D. card to borrow equipment.
Graduate Student Lounge: Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC): www.lib.umd.edu > Services
Visit the TLC on the 2nd floor of McKeldin Library. It offers in one location all you need to succeed: technology, services, information & a place to meet your group. The TLC also now has a plotter (a large format poster printer) for you to use, too. You can use it on your own, or have the staff of the Tech Desk in the TLC help you use it! The Lounge is located in MCK 2105; bring your UMD I.D card to get access.
Individual and group study rooms: www.lib.umd.edu > Services
All campus libraries offer quiet individual and group study spaces. Ask staff to direct you to these locations.
Interlibrary loan: www.lib.umd.edu > Services
You can obtain books, articles & other materials not owned by the University System of Maryland Libraries to support your research by requesting materials through Interlibrary Loan.
Laptop and wireless access to the University’s network and printers: www.lib.umd.edu > Services
Simply turn on your laptop and access the Web by logging on to the campus network with your UMD directory I.D and password. Print wirelessly to library printers too, for a small fee.
Library hours and Late Night Study: www.lib.umd.edu
Learn when the Libraries are open from the homepage. McKeldin Library offers you a safe and quiet 24-hour late night study service on the 1st and 2nd floors. Late Night Study runs Sunday to Thursday nights from 11:00pm-8:00am in mid-September to December and mid-February to May. Bring your UMD I.D. card.
Research assistance from librarians: www.lib.umd.edu > Get Help
Chat online with a librarian 24/7, email, call, visit any library Information & Reference Services desk, and/or by make an appointment with a librarian who has subject expertise in your major.
Check out these library resources:
Teaching this year? www.lib.umd.edu/ues/guides/assignment
Librarians can help you develop effective assignments & learning outcomes for the classes you teach.
Eight (8) campus libraries at your service: www.lib.umd.edu > 8 Libraries
- Art Library
- Architecture Library
- Chemistry (White Memorial) Library
- Engineering & Physical Sciences Library
- Hornbake Library (i.e., Archives, Maryland Room, Nonprint Media, Special Collections)
- McKeldin Library (i.e. main library)
- Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
- Priddy Library @ Universities at Shady Grove (located in Rockville, MD)
Libraries’ WorldCat UMD catalog: www.lib.umd.edu
Available 24/7, the catalog provides you with access to print, electronic, archival and audio/visual materials held by the campus, the 16 University System of Maryland & Allied Institutions libraries, and much more!
Research Port(al) to database: www.researchport.umd.edu
Available 24/7, this gateway provides you with access to thousands of databases and electronic journals.
Subject (research) guides: www.lib.umd.edu > Get Help
Produced by librarian subject specialists, subject guides are designed to recommend the best books, articles, journals, non-print sources, websites, etc. to you to help launch your research.
Learn about how to …
- Get research and publishing support for your work: drum.lib.umd.edu
- Find theses & dissertation in the Libraries: lib.guides.umd.edu/MDdissertations
- Place materials on course reserves in ELMS/Blackboard: www.lib.umd.edu > Services
- Learn about how the Federal Depository Program may help you: www.lib.umd.edu > Services
- Learn about maps & geographic information services: www.lib.umd.edu/mckeldin
Special & rare collections: www.lib.umd.edu > 8 Libraries
The University Libraries acquire, preserve, and make available special collections to promote scholarship and learning among campus, state, national, and international communities. Check them out! These include:
Archival & Manuscript Collections
Digital collections: http://digital.lib.umd.edu/
Search these collections to discover how they may inspire and support your teaching and research.