As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus.
The eight-library system is a key academic resource that supports the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. With an operating budget of $23.7 million, the University Libraries rank 40th among the 115 members of the Association of Research Libraries. We rank 10th in electronic resources as a percentage of total library materials.
Collections vary in format, and include materials owned by the University Libraries as well as those licensed for the academic community.
- Volumes: 4.65 million (includes electronic books)
- E-journals: 17,000
- E-books: 1.2 million
- Databases: 352 +
The University Libraries also belong to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, a 16-member consortium with a strong tradition of resource-sharing and a common library software system to manage collections and transactions.