Accessing the catalog and databases
Catalog Visitors can search the University Libraries catalog from on or off campus, regardless of one's affiliation with the university. Visitors can check out books by joining the Community Borrowers Program.
Databases Visitors can can use public computers in the Libraries by getting a guest ID and password at the Services Desk. Off campus, only currently registered UMD students and currently employed faculty and staff can access the site-licensed databases.
U.S. Government Documents The University of Maryland has been a Federal Depository Library since 1925, and the Regional Depository for Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia since 1965. Government documents are located on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library.
PHOTOCOPYING, PRINTING and COMPUTING
Access to the Internet Using Laptops
The umd-guest wireless network is available for visitors to the University of Maryland, College Park. For more information, please visit: go.umd.edu/guest-wifi
UMD alumni, UMUC and USMAI students and faculty are considered visitors.
Photocopying and Printing in the Libraries
Photocopying and printing are available for a fee. There are no coin-operated photocopiers or printers in the University Libraries, so visitors will need to purchase a Photocopy Card in order to copy/print. Ask at any library Information & Reference Service Desks for prices and information on obtaining a card.
Visitors are invited to use public library computers, but first must obtain a guest account. Please note that guest accounts are not compatible with Mac computers that boot only into Mac OS. Apply at any campus library Circulation Desk.
Photo ID is required. Acceptable forms of identification include driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, military ID, school ID, or other institutional ID with photo and unique identifying number. Library computers are available to users on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library computers provide access to the Web, as well as provide access to the standard Microsoft Office suite of software (i.e., Access, Excel, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word) plus other additional software. Users cannot save or store their work onto library computers and are advised to carry a flash drive upon which to save their documents.
Filters on Library computers?
There are no filters on computers in the University Libraries, so controversial materials are not screened out.