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Hornbake Library

The Maryland Room in Hornbake Library is open by appointment to UMD faculty, staff, student, and affiliates. Reference services are available to all.

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Thank you for your patience as we resume full reference services. Reference requests may take longer to complete due to limited staffing and the increased demand.

Read more about our Services and Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spaces

Special Collections and University Archives

Located in the Maryland Room on the first floor, The Special Collections and University Archives collect and provide access to material related to the history of the University of Maryland, the state of Maryland, literature and rare books, and American history, especially as it relates to labor, mass media, and the performing arts. We also provide access to a premiere collection of post-war material produced in Japan.

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

Located on the ground floor, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing.

Exhibition Gallery

Located on the first floor, next to the Maryland Room, the gallery features annual exhibitions of our unique materials

Katherine Anne Porter Room

Located on the first floor, the Katherine Anne Porter Room is a replica of her personal library, set up with her furniture, and personal artifacts during her time in Washington, DC. Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was an important American author, known mostly for her short stories and novel, Ship of Fools.

Services

Study spaces are closed through August 2, 2021.

Study

There are a variety of study spaces available throughout Hornbake Library. Quiet, individual study spaces are available on the first and second floors. Group study spaces are available on the first and third levels.

Scanners, Printers, Computers

There are copier/printers, computers, and overhead scanners available in the Maryland Room on the first floor. 

Location

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