Who we are
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university.
With collections including 3.7 million volumes and more than 350 databases, we serve the needs of the academic community. Our operating budget is $23.7 million. Seventy-five percent of our materials budget is allocated to electronic resources.
We benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation's capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.
The University of Maryland Libraries rank 39th among 115 members libraries of the Association of Research Libraries.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.