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EPSL follows the circulation policies of the UM Libraries. Please note the following important procedures:

  • Bound and unbound journals do not circulate. However, faculty, staff and graduate students may borrow these items for up to four hours (no overnight loans) after filling out a loan slip at EPSL Circulation Desk.
  • Reference materials do not circulate. EPSL Reference Librarians may issue special permission to allow these items to circulate to graduate students or faculty for a short period of time, on a case-by-case basis.
  • UM student ID cards are not transferable. However, faculty members may loan their ID cards to family members, graduate assistants, etc., with the understanding that the faculty member is personally accountable for all materials borrowed on their card. If your ID is lost or stolen, the Libraries must be notified immediately.
  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library offers tours of the library by appointment only with a minimum of 48 hours notice. Please fill out this request form to schedule a tour. For more information, contact
  • In order to use the public work stations, users need to log in using their university ID and password or a guest account number. The unified desktop allows users to access the internet and Library pages, along with all software available through the Division of Information Technology, such as MATLAB, minitab, etc. without needing to find a computer lab. Guest accounts can be requested from the Circulation/Information desk by showing a photo ID. All guest accounts allow users access for 7 consecutive days, at which point a new guest account will need to be created. USMAI affiliates (UMUC, UMBC students, etc.) are eligible to use Eduroam Wireless. For more information, check the Eduroam Wireless web site.
  • Librarians at the EPSL offer instruction throughout the semester on a wide variety of engineering resource topics. Instruction can include access to electronic journals, databases, library catalogs, and e-books, as well as, research support. Instruction can be tailored for specific classes, assignments and research groups. Please fill out this instruction request form to schedule a librarian.  
  • EPSL librarians offer individual/group research assistance by appointment. Fill out this request form to schedule a meeting with a librarian.
  • A course guide is a customized web page directing students to the best research resources for their class assignments. Instructors are encouraged to link to Course Related Guides from their class websites. To limit to course related guides, click "Course Related Guides" under the "Browse by Group" section. If you wish to have a guide created for your course, please fill out the instruction request form.
  • The EPSL has access to many e-books concerning topics relating to science. For more information, visit this guide about e-books at the University of Maryland.
  • The University of Maryland has access to a wide variety of online journals and databases. Visit our collections page to view the journals and databases we have access to.
  • EPSL has a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer, which can print single color objects. We also have a Makerbot Replicator 2X, which can print two colors. The cost to 3D print is $0.20/gram and requests for 3D printing are done on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • To request a 3D print job, use the EPSL 3D Print Request Form. If you have any questions, ask at the information desk or call 301-405-9157.

Need to return a book but the EPSL library is closed?

Drop it in our book drop located outside of the Math building, in close proximity to the elevator.

More book drops are available at McKeldin Library and Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.

Outdoor book drop

 Location of book drop on campus map