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Fast Facts

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries serve more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ work enables student success, supports teaching, research, and creativity, and enriches the intellectual and cultural life of the community.  A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries was honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from ACRL.

Total Collections

  • Print book titles: 2,016,845
  • E-book titles: 6,305,0451
  • E-journal titles: 501,5541
  • Print journal titles: 60,900
  • Streaming media titles: 308,256
  • Scores: 61,324
  • Films and videos: 35,089
  • Audio files: 46,796
  • Maps: 10,837
  • Linear feet of archives and manuscripts: 88,698
  • Terabytes of UMD-produced digital content: 212 TB
  • Databases: 350+

as of July 20, 2020

Collections growth and preservation

  • E-book titles added: 1,400
  • Print book titles added: 14,047
  • Films and videos added: 1,7462
  • Acquisitions expenditures for electronic materials: 83%
  • Conservation treatments: 7303
  • Mass digitization: 75,000 pages/images; 1,200 audiovisual hours

in FY20, except where noted

Services to users

  • Full-text articles accessed: 4,249,314
  • Web visits from around the world: 1,681,022 
  • Library classes taught: 853
  • Students taught: 16,281
  • Reference transactions: 13,469
  • Items lent to other libraries: 23,3614
  • Items borrowed from other libraries: 43,6214
  • Top Textbooks: 7,198 circulations
  • Equipment loans: 73,1924

In 2019, except where noted

Library Staff

  • Faculty: 67
  • Staff: 120
  • Graduate Assistants: 12
  • Student Workers: 174

as of July 1, 2020


Notes

1Number of titles accessible to users
2Includes streaming video titles
3During 2019 calendar year
4During FY2020