Located on the ground floor, Library Media Services supports access to and the creation of audio/visual media as data and information. Collections and services include access to general and research audiovisual collections and media-centric learning and teaching spaces, multimedia production facilities, and staff who will be continuously trained to assist users seeking to fully understand and use this multimedia world of information.
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.
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.
Located on the first floor, next to the Maryland Room, the gallery features annual exhibitions of our unique materials
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.
There are a variety of study spaces available throughout Hornbake Library. Quiet, individual study spaces are available on the first and second floors and in the Maryland Room on the first floor. Group study spaces are available on the ground, first and third levels.
Scanners, Printers, Computers
There are copier/printers and computers available in both Library Media Services on the ground floor and the Maryland Room on the first floor. Overhead scanners are available for use within the Maryland Room.
There are a variety of audio visual production equipment available for temporary loan in Library Media Services.