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Library of Congress / University of Maryland Libraries Partnership

What is the nature of this partnership?

The University of Maryland Libraries and the Library of Congress have forged a partnership, the aim of which is to facilitate access to on-site Library of Congress collections for University of Maryland faculty and students and to encourage the integration of the scholarly research materials from both libraries into the University of Maryland course curriculum.

How can I integrate Library of Congress resources into my course curriculum?

Faculty may contact the appropriate subject librarian to discuss how this partnership might benefit their courses. UMD librarians will work with faculty to identify appropriate collections and connect them with research librarians at the Library of Congress.

Preparing for your visit to the Library of Congress

Information for Visitors 
Hours, directions, maps, floor plans, and more.

Information for Researchers
Find out about research orientations, reader registration, online and card catalogs, how to request materials and other Library policies.

Reader Registration and Access to Library Reading Rooms
Information on how to obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification card, which is required for members of the public who wish to use the Library's public reading rooms, the Computer Catalog Center, and Copyright Office.

Library of Congress Research Orientations
These classes are designed as a basic introduction for researchers who wish to use the Library of Congress collections and resources.

Library of Congress Online Catalogs
Search the Library of Congress catalogs for books, journals, films, recordings, prints, photographs, and other materials.

Databases and E-Resources at the Library of Congress
A list and description of all of the databases and electronic resources available at the Library of Congress.

Bibliographies, Research Guides, and Finding Aids
An extensive collection of Library of Congress bibliographies, research guides, and finding aids.

Public Events at the Library of Congress
Monthly calendar of events taking place at the Library of Congress, many of which are free to the public.

A description of exhibitions that are currently on display at the Library of Congress.