Today: Architecture 11:00AM - 04:00PM

Services

Accessibility

Library Access
All undergraduate and graduate students of the UMD MAPP programs have 24/7 access to the library. Use your ID card in the swipe reader to the right of the main entrance during off-hours to enter. If you encounter problems with your ID, visit the Tech Center located across from the ground floor computer lab for access. If your ID is damaged or unreadable, exchange the old ID for a new one (free) at the Mitchell Building on campus.

Checking Out Books During Off-Hours
Students may use their ID and the self checkout machine to check out books during off-hours. If a problem persists in checking out the book, place it on the holds shelf located to the left of the machine, and return during open hours. A library assistant will help you check the book out, or help resolve issues.

Books on Hold

How do I place an item on hold?
Request any circulating item through the WorldCat catalog, whether it is on the shelf or checked out. Just click the Red Request it Button.

How do I track my item on hold?
An email will be sent when your book has arrived to the library you specified. You can always sign in to My Accounts, on the Libraries Home Page, to check on the status.

How/Where do I retrieve my item?
Your items will be placed on a shelf to the left of the self-checkout station. You can pick them up, check them out yourself, or bring them to the reference desk for assistance.

ILL and UBORROW

ILL Interlibrary Loan Services connect you to a network of institutions around the world. It provides and supplies materials such as books, articles and Audio-Visual materials to other libraries.

UBORROW is a service of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. It gives direct access to the 14 university libraries in the alliance. Use UBorrow when you urgently need an item currently unavailable or not owned by the University of Maryland Libraries.

Equipment

The architecture library loans cameras, video cameras and model photography equipment to students enrolled in classes in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. For laptops, tablets, and other cameras, please see the Terrapin Learning Commons on the second floor of McKeldin.

Research Appointments

The Librarian, Cindy Frank, will be happy to meet with you to discuss research, help you find books and articles, images and photography. Feel free to get in touch: cfrank@umd.edu or drop by the library.