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Serving the state's flagship, land-grant institution, the University Libraries are your libraries. Our faculty and staff are here to help you access and advance the full range of human knowledge and explore your very own fearless ideas to address today's grand challenges.


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News & Events

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Big Ten Open Books project image for first collection featuring Pride flag and people
Big Ten Open Books Project Launches First Collection
Through UMD Libraries the university community can access the collection, which centers on Gender and Sexuality Studies.
TOME@UMD Now Accepting Applications for Open Access Publishing Grants
Following successful pilot project, additional funding available for 2023-2024
Natalie Trapuzzano Headshot
Natalie Trapuzzano promoted to UMD Libraries’ University Archivist
In new role, Trapuzzano will lead initiatives to build and maintain a diverse, inclusive, and accurate record of UMD history
UMD Libraries to Host Virtual Panel on Intellectual Freedom
Experts will discuss countering censorship and the criminalization of librarianship in America on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Sarah Pritchard
Gifts to UMD Libraries Establish the Sarah M. Pritchard Endowment and Fund for Librarian Professional Development
Generous donations will provide support for librarians’ professional growth and a wide range of scholarly activities
Birds-eye view of a student instruction session in the Architecture Library.
Announcing UMD Libraries Illumination Magazine 2023
Read the latest issue of UMD Libraries annual magazine, Illumination.
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