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Information for Faculty and Instructors

Whether you're researching or teaching, we offer the resources and support you need.

Instruction Resources

Course Reserves

Place books, articles, and media on Course Reserves to ensure that content is available for your all students. You can also post your own readings.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Learn how to find, evaluate, adapt, and create quality open source learning materials, from textbooks to test banks.

Top Textbooks

We keep textbooks on reserve to borrow for four hours at a time for the largest courses on campus. See if your course is included.

Librarian Instruction Sessions

We teach information literacy instruction for courses and programs at all levels, and provide resources for campus instructors of all ranks.

Faculty Office

Ideal for adjunct faculty and TAs, the Faculty Office in McKeldin Library can be reserved by any instructor for up to 4 hours/day.

Research Support

Find a Subject Specialist

Work with your subject librarian to advance your research and teaching, find (and even purchase) appropriate sources of information, and organize citations.

GIS and Spatial Data Center

Support for GIS and data users through expert guidance, project consultation, and technical assistance.

Statistical Consulting

We’re here to answer your statistics and analysis questions.

Open Learning Catalog

We offer an extensive catalog of tutorials and courses to help you learn programming and more.

Events and Workshops

We offer workshops that build your researcher toolkit, and events that showcase the expertise of campus researchers.

Open Scholarship Services

Get creative about sharing your research with the world and experiment with new forms of scholarship and scholarly communication.


Our Collections

The Libraries’ collections support teaching and research across disciplines, geographies, languages, and formats.

Department Delivery

Need a print book? We’ll mail it to your department.

Interlibrary Loan

Request physical materials that are not in our collection and digital copies of articles, chapters and more from our shelves and beyond.

Reciprocal Borrowing

UMD faculty can borrow materials directly from nearly 200 partner libraries in the U.S. and Canada.

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