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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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News & Events

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Jordan Sly elected UMD Senate Chair-Elect
Sly will serve as Chair-Elect of the University Senate for the 2023 - 2024 term.
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UMD Libraries announces availability of Africa Commons database
Africa Commons provides access to millions of pages of primary source content to the university community.
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UMD Libraries extends agreement with Elsevier ScienceDirect
The agreement continues the Libraries’ partnership with Elsevier through December 2024 and includes enhanced access to Cell Press titles.
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UMD Libraries Finals Success Guide
Services and resources from the Libraries to help you finish the semester strong.
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Whose Data? UMD librarians weigh in on publication and data surveillance in academia
Article published in Research Information discusses the implications of publications-as-data model
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UMD Libraries hosts first drag storytime event celebrating UMD Pride Month.
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