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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 relevant books, articles, and media on Course Reserves and ensure that these items are available for all students enrolled in your course. If you want to post your own readings, check out our best practices for posting to ELMS.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

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

Top Textbooks

Textbooks on reserve for four hours at a time for the largest courses on campus. Check to see if your course is included in the program or contact us for more information.

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

Subject librarians can help you develop strategies 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.


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

Not on campus this semester? UMD faculty can borrow materials directly from nearly 200 partner libraries in the U.S. and Canada.

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