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Welcome to the University Libraries at the University of Maryland.

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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Strategic Goals and Initiatives

The Libraries' major goals, strategies, and initiatives for 2023-2026.

Collaborations and Innovations

Collaborative initiatives that extend our strategic reach and innovate within the library field

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Libraries efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus climate


Employment opportunities including staff and faculty positions, graduate assistantships, and student jobs


Awards recognizing outstanding research using library services and information resources

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News & Events

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UMD Libraries announces go-live date for migration to new library search platform
New system to go live May 28, 2024
Speakers at The 1856 Project Research Update
The 1856 Project releases inaugural research report
Librarians and archivists contributed to report documenting UMD’s ties to enslaved families and Underground Railroad
Jame Spring accepting the award on stage.
UMD Libraries manager James Spring awarded campus MVP Impact Award
The inaugural award recognized Spring and other campus staff members for embodying a Fearlessly Forward attitude of excellence.
Student research teams to compete for cash prizes in UMD Libraries’ Gemstone Research Awards
Info Lit Toolkit with gears and hands reaching up.
New UMD Libraries’ Information Literacy Toolkit supports campus faculty and instructors
The toolkit was created to allow faculty and instructors to easily add asynchronous information literacy training to their curriculum.
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University of Maryland Libraries receives 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award
Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine brings national recognition to UMD Libraries’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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