Hornbake Library

Hornbake Library is the home of Library Media Services, and Special Collections and University Archives, including the Gordon W. Prange Collection. The library also offers quiet study space for individuals and groups. 

Building Hours

For exceptions to these hours (which are made during holidays, intersessions, and final exam periods), see Library Hours.

The reading rooms for Special Collections and University Archives and the Gordon W. Prange Collection have more limited hours than the building hours. Please see their individual pages for more information.

Photocopying & Scanning

Photocopiers are located on the ground floor in Library Media Services. Machines accept copy cards that can be purchased for $1 at the copy card ATM on the ground floor. Additional value can be added to your card immediately after purchase. You may also add to your UMID card with an existing Terrapin Express account at this machine. More information about printing at the libraries is available here.

The Special Collections Reading Room has a Zeutschel OS1200 Bookcopy machine available for use. Material can be scanned directly to a USB or other compact flash drive free of charge.

Study Spaces

Individual study carrels are located on the Ground and 2nd floors. Group study areas are available throughout the library. Wi-Fi is available for laptop use throughout the building.


A limited number of computers are available for research purposes in Library Media Services and in the Special Collections Reading Room on the first floor.

Request use of lobby space

Building Location

Hornbake Library, 4130 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742-7011

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