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Your Curiosity is Our Purpose

The possibilities are endless. We have the services and resources you need to feed your curiosity at the Libraries.

Featured Services & Resources

Copy, Print, and Scan
Library patrons have access to equipment located on-site.
Top Textbooks Available
Borrow textbooks for popular university courses for up to 4 hours.
Borrow Equipment
The libraries has general use and specialty equipment you can borrow.
Find a Personal Study Space
The libraries have a number of reservable rooms to meet your needs.

News & Events

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Direct to Open
UMD Libraries Joins Open Access Initiative with MIT Press
BTAA Member Libraries participating in collective action agreement supporting Direct to Open program
Focus Room
A New Room for Zoom
Introducing the Focus Room in McKeldin Library for private, productive work sessions
Open Access Publishing Fund
Libraries' Open Access Publishing Fund now accepting applications for 2022-2023
Queen Elizabeth at UMD football game
Royal Treasures in University Archives
Find digitized photos and video clips of “The Queen’s Game”

Featured Collections

Six Filipino Americans

Filipino American Community Archives

The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives documents Filipino American communities in the Washington, D.C., metro area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia) and in the state of Maryland more broadly.

Filipino American Community Archives
Children's drawing of Bert and Ernie

Children's Television Workshop

The Children's Television Workshop (now known as the Sesame Workshop) is an American nonprofit organization producing educational children's programs. Sesame Street became the first of several CTW programs including The Electric Company, Feeling Good, The Best of Families, and 3-2-1 Contact.

Children's Television Workshop
1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department

This collection is comprised of the records of the AFL-CIO's Civil Rights Department, primarily from the 1960s through the 1980s, which worked to oppose employment discrimination and for other labor civil rights causes.

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department
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