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Looking for an ILL due date?
You can now view the due dates of all checked-out items in a single location.
Posted: July 30, 2019
Summer Reading
READ FOR FUN   Summer is here! Looking for some lighter fare? Click to view a selection of graphic novels or visit the McKeldin Library lobby to find current bestsellers.
Posted: June 18, 2019
Library Media Services to merge with McKeldin Library
Relocation of LMS collections, services, and staff is currently underway and will continue through the summer.
Posted: June 13, 2019
FrankenTerp Challenge wins Best in Show
Campaign highlighting 200th anniversary of Shelley's Frankenstein wins two awards at ALADN Conference.
Posted: June 04, 2019
Brush up on your skills during the summer
Learn software, business and creative skills through high-quality instructional videos.
Posted: May 29, 2019
Library research on display
Join us June 11 for lightning talks, presentations and workshops highlighting innovative library research and initiatives.
Posted: May 29, 2019
Dr. Adriene Lim to lead the Libraries
NEW DEAN ANNOUNCED The University of Maryland has selected Dr. Adriene Lim to lead the University Libraries, effective August 19.
Posted: May 27, 2019
Bike Recycle
BICYCLE RECYCLE All done with your bike? Instead of leaving it all sad and locked up, donate it! Click for more info.
Posted: May 14, 2019
Money Talks: Tuesday at noon
Learn about the phases of wealth and how to plan for factors such as inflation, taxes and expenses. Presented by the Society for Financial Awareness.
Posted: May 13, 2019
Crossing the Divide Symposium
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan and the University of Maryland Libraries are proud to co-present a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Crossing the Divide: An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952.
Posted: May 07, 2019
Donate Textbooks
DONATE TEXTBOOKS The Libraries are collecting used textbooks for the Top Textbooks on Reserve program at McKeldin Library and a dozen residence halls.
Posted: May 07, 2019
Thank a Teacher Week
LIBRARIANS ARE TEACHERS  Has an educator at UMD inspired or influenced you in a positive way? Take a minute to thank them for their hard work.
Posted: May 07, 2019
Ellie Litwack wins new University Libraries Golden Terp Award
GOLDEN TERP  Sophomore Ellie Litwack won the new Golden Terp Award, an honor presented to students who lead projects related to the core values of the University Libraries. Click for more.
Posted: May 02, 2019
Maryland Day
MARYLAND DAY   It's that time of year again! Take part in festivities around campus and at the Libraries on Saturday, April 27th.
Posted: April 23, 2019
Diversity Research Showcase
RESEARCH SHOWCASE   Join us Wednesday, May 8, for a showcase of faculty research related to diversity. Sponsored by our Diversity Advisory Committee and the Research Commons.
Posted: April 22, 2019
Recreation equipment check out
The march to finals have you tense? Check out recreation equipment from the 2nd floor tech desk to help you blow off steam.
Posted: April 22, 2019
OER Speaker on Wednesday, April 17
MJ Bishop, Associate Vice Chancellor for University System of Maryland, will discuss how open resources can improve access, affordability *and* achievement.
Posted: April 11, 2019
Code Ocean Workshop
Register for the trial pilot, then join us Friday, April 26, for a workshop on the cloud-based platform that allows you to share, discover and run code.
Posted: April 11, 2019
Bake Off
READY, SET, BAKE   Join other amateur bakers in a contest designed to test your creativity and kitchen skills. Find a recipe from the University Libraries collections. Win prizes. Click for info.
Posted: April 11, 2019
MJ Bishop Talks OER
OPEN RESOURCES   Join us Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 am to explore the possibilities of Open Education Resources and their impact on teaching and learning. Click for info.
Posted: April 11, 2019
Speaking of Books
TOXIC IVORY TOWERS  Join us on Thursday, April 18, when Prof. Zambrana will discuss the professional work experience of underrepresented minority faculty in U.S. higher education.
Posted: April 11, 2019
Code Ocean Workshop on April 10
Register for the trial pilot, then join us for a workshop on the cloud-based platform that allows you to share, discover and run code.
Posted: April 04, 2019
Yoga in McKeldin
Midterms leaving you bent out of shape? Drop in to a free yoga session in TLC!
Posted: March 29, 2019
Open Access databases now tagged
We're growing--and tagging--our list of open access databases. Search for them by type in our Database Finder and find value in open scholarship.
Posted: March 29, 2019
Interdisciplinary Dialogue
DIALOGUE AND ACTION   On Tuesday, April 2, the University Libraries present an Interdisciplinary Dialogue event focused on fostering a more connected and inclusive community. Click for info.
Posted: March 29, 2019
Speaking of Books
SPEAKING OF BOOKS By Anne Farris Rosen, Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist is an historic retrospective that resonates with relevance and immediacy.
Posted: March 29, 2019
NEH grant will digitize local dance archive
LET'S DANCE   NEH awarded the University Libraries $313,753 to digitize videos of performances from the celebrated Liz Lermon Dance Exchange located in Takoma Park, MD.
Posted: March 28, 2019
Common Quandaries
Are you a grad student trying to wrap your head around the academic publishing process? Have an upcoming conference and not sure what to anticipate? Come ask your questions and hear some answers from graduate students like you!
Posted: March 26, 2019
The Drive to Digitize
One million images, yes. But also text and film and audio tape and….wires.
Posted: March 25, 2019
The Apprentice: A Conversation with Greg Miller
On March 28, Washington Post correspondent Greg Miller talks about his book The Apprentice: Trump, Russia, and the Subversion of American Democracy.
Posted: March 15, 2019
McKeldin and branch libraries will close for Spring Break
McKeldin and STEM Libraries will reopen on Thursday, March 21. Check hours at all locations.
Posted: March 15, 2019
Prange Promo Spring
SPRING AT PRANGE   DC's famous cherry blossoms, gifted by Japan as a symbol of friendship, are almost in bloom. What better way to celebrate than with a visit to the Prange Collection?
Posted: March 08, 2019
Share, Discover and Run Code
SHARE, DISCOVER and RUN CODE   Register now for a free service that allows you to upload code to the cloud and share it using a simple web browser. Click for more about Code Ocean.
Posted: March 07, 2019
Giving Day
IT'S GIVING DAY   With a gift to the libraries, you have the opportunity to help each and every student, of every major and every background, achieve academic success. Click to make a gift.
Posted: March 06, 2019
Money Talks
Join us at noon Wednesday, March 6 for advice on avoiding financial blunders related to debt, budgets, taxes and inflation.
Posted: March 04, 2019
Open Education Week begins March 4
"Open" textbooks are freely available online and give students full access to materials they need to succeed. Learn more about open resources
Posted: March 04, 2019
Yoga in McKeldin
STRETCH, BREATHE, RELAX  Students are invited to join us for a study break on Wednesday evening in the Terrapin Learning Commons for guided yoga instruction. Click for details.
Posted: March 04, 2019
Safe and welcoming
THRIVE HERE  We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and to cultivating an environment that is safe and welcoming. Click to read our new diversity statement.
Posted: March 01, 2019
Grad students: Register now for workshops
Literature reviews, LaTeX, personal branding and more. Take advantage of free Common Quandaries workshops now underway.
Posted: February 27, 2019
At a Glance
Need a study room or a 3D printer? Quickly scan this grid of the many services and resources offered in McKeldin and branch libraries.
Posted: February 26, 2019
Future after Fukushima
FUTURE AFTER FUKUSHIMA  : On Thursday, March 7, Dr. Hester Baer and Dr. Michele Mason will talk about the critical role of the environmental humanities in constructing future narratives.
Posted: February 26, 2019
Golden Terp Award
DO YOU SHARE OUR VALUES?  Nominations are open for the Golden Terp Award, which recognizes student projects that align with values of the University Libraries. Due by March 15.
Posted: February 26, 2019
Preserving Terps Basketball History
DRIESELL, DIGITIZED   Read the Maryland Today feature about the legendary coach's donation of basketball clips and highlight reels and the campaign to preserve Terps basketball history
Posted: February 22, 2019
Closed due to inclement weather
STAY SAFE, TERPS     McKeldin Library and all branch libraries will be closed Wednesday, February 20 due to inclement weather. When the university closes, so do we.
Posted: February 19, 2019
Ask us
JUST ASK   Don't be bashful. When you're pining for an answer, ask. Click to see responses to popular questions, or ask your own. Today or any day, you'll be glad you did.
Posted: February 14, 2019
Undergraduate Research Award
WIN CASH  Proud of your project and hard work? Up to three prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded to undergraduates who impress us with their research. Deadline: Feb 15. Click for info.
Posted: February 12, 2019
Find alternate formats and editions more easily in WorldCat UMD
A new interface displays items using a table, making it easier to identify format, publication dates, language and owners, including USMAI and Big Ten libraries.
Posted: February 12, 2019
Beatles 55th Anniversary
BEATLES ANNIVERSARY  Fifty-five years ago this week the Beatles performed their first U.S. concert. Student reporters from WMUC covered it. Listen to clips.
Posted: February 12, 2019
Katherine Anne Porter correspondence now available online
A LIFETIME OF LETTERS   A new website features thousands of personal letters of Katherine Anne Porter and gives context to the author's colorful life.
Posted: February 04, 2019
Textbook Loans
WHY BUY?     More than 400 textbooks for the largest courses on campus may be checked out for four hours at a time in McKeldin Library. Click to check real-time availability.
Posted: January 28, 2019
Great Speeches
I HAVE A DREAM     Watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his inspiring dream for America thanks to a database of speeches provided by the University Libraries. Access limited to UMD community.
Posted: January 22, 2019
McKeldin Library and branches closed Monday
When the university closes, so do we. All libraries will be closed on Monday, January 14 due to inclement weather.
Posted: January 13, 2019
HathiTrust opens trove of public domain works
On Jan. 1, HathiTrust opened 43,104 volumes published in U.S. with expired copyright, on top of 10,305 volumes from 1923 already opened. See all 1923 works.
Posted: January 02, 2019
Hugo Keesing nominated for Grammy
Retired UMD adjunct professor wins Grammy nomination for Korean War anthology that draws from special collections in the performing arts.
Posted: December 17, 2018
2018
We work daily to advance the university's mission. Read about some of our accomplishments.
Posted: December 17, 2018
2018 Year in Review
LOOKING BACK  We work daily to advance the university's mission and are proud of our contributions. Read how we advanced research, teaching and learning in the past year.
Posted: December 17, 2018
Season's Greetings 2018
SEASON'S GREETINGS   Charming images from a Japanese children's book feature in a brief video showcasing the Gordon W. Prange Collection of materials relating to Occupied Japan.
Posted: December 14, 2018
McKeldin Library open through end of finals
McKeldin Library will be open 24 hours a day through finals week, ending Tuesday, December 18th. The STEM Library also offers extended hours.
Posted: December 13, 2018
Study Breaks
FINALS WEEK STUDY BREAKS  It's the final push of the semester. Reduce some stress by making slime, flying through space, testing a pod or kicking a soccer ball. Read more.
Posted: December 12, 2018
Textbook affordability
TEXTBOOK AFFORDABILITY   Students recently convened at McKeldin Library to learn about free online (or "open") resources and how they can reduce burdensome costs. Read more.
Posted: December 05, 2018
If you're sick, STAY HOME
We love it when you study in the library, but if you're sick, please stay home. Germs spread. Others will appreciate your consideration, and so will we.
Posted: November 27, 2018
At a Glance
AT A GLANCE  Need some quick info on library resources and facilites to help you plan your finals studying? The "At a Glance" page is here for you.
Posted: November 26, 2018
Crossing the Divide
CROSSING THE DIVIDE   Visit the "Crossing the Divide" exhibit, online or in person in the Maryland Room Gallery at Hornbake Library.
Posted: November 20, 2018
Bundle up!
Bring a jacket or blanket to study -- McKeldin's heating will be out for maintenance between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. tomorrow, Nov 20th.
Posted: November 19, 2018
British Blues
SPEAKING OF BOOKS   Famous British musicians of the 1960s consumed and appropriated African-American blues. Why? Join us on Thursday, Nov 29. Click for info.
Posted: November 16, 2018
Out in the Open
OUT IN THE OPEN   On Wednesday, Nov 28 learn how open (free) resources from on-campus, local and national initiatives provide meaningful benefits in the classroom. Click for more info.
Posted: November 15, 2018
Tips for searching WorldCat
Among the improvements: New features enhance discoverability of open access materials such as Directory of Open Access Journals.
Posted: November 12, 2018
You Say You Want a Revolution?
REVOLUTION?  An interdisciplinary dialogue on Monday, Oct 15th, will consider some of the events and legacies of the tumultuous year of 1968, including events at UMD.
Posted: November 08, 2018
MakerSpace hours expand
The John and Stella Graves MakerSpace is now adding limited evening hours, open Monday and Wednesday until 9 p.m. Come bring your ideas to life.
Posted: November 07, 2018
1968 Interdisciplinary Dialogue
YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?  This forum on Thursday, Nov 14 will consider some of the events of the tumultuous year of 1968, including those here at the UMD. Click for info.
Posted: October 30, 2018
Speaking of Books
CANCELLED  The Speaking of Books conversation with faculty author Ruth Zambrana scheduled for Thursday, Nov 15 is cancelled due to weather.
Posted: October 29, 2018
Frankenstein Map
FRANKENSTEIN'S TRAVELS  Check out the story map describing the geography of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" with key images and accompanying maps.
Posted: October 26, 2018
Terps Vote
TERPS VOTE  Do you have a plan to vote? Terps Vote provides resources to help you vote when the time comes.
Posted: October 26, 2018
Privacy, Security, and Ethical Challenges in the era of Big Data
PRIVACY, SECURITY, ETHICS  : On Tuesday, Oct 30, Dr. Jessica Vitak talks about the Internet of Things and personal devices and their implications on privacy and security. Click for info.
Posted: October 25, 2018
Frankenreads, prizes and FREE ICE CREAM
Celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein with a marathon reading of the classic and a costume party featuring free FrankenTerp ice cream from the Dairy.
Posted: October 24, 2018
Social scientists explore open access
At an annual conference at McKeldin Library, leading researchers discussed the impact of making scholarship free and transparent.
Posted: October 22, 2018
Open Access
OPEN ACCESS WEEK  Each year the University Libraries join other libraries, universities and researchers in raising awareness of the global effort to open up access to research.
Posted: October 22, 2018
Future of Research Libraries
FUTURE OF RESEARCH  Kim Armstrong, of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, talks about cooperative library programs led by this powerhouse coalition. Wednesday, Oct 24 at 10 am.
Posted: October 19, 2018
Vandergoot
SPEAKING OF BOOKS  Jana Vandergoot, Architecture, relates the aesthetic of the forest--wood, canopy, shelter--to various urban and architectural construction and design.
Posted: October 19, 2018
Win $100 in FrankenTerp writing competition
Send us the creatures of your imagination. Submit poetry or prose related to "Frankenstein." Deadline is Monday, October 22.
Posted: October 19, 2018
Film screening: "Paywall: the Business of Scholarship"
An eye-opening look at thorny issues related to open scholarship. Thursday, Oct 18, 4:15 to 5:30 pm; McKeldin Library 6137. Free
Posted: October 17, 2018
Farmers' Market Pop-Up Library
POP-UP LIBRARY  A pop-up library at Wednesday's campus Farmers' Market will feature a book signing by Renee Brooks Cataclos, author of The Chesapeake Table. Click for more information.
Posted: October 16, 2018
Big Ten Libraries push back on publisher
Libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance leverage buying power, fight for sustainable access to scholarly publications, and score a high-profile win.
Posted: October 16, 2018
1968 event postponed
The interdisciplinary dialogue exploring the legacies of 1968 originally scheduled for today, Monday October 15, will now take place on November 14.
Posted: October 15, 2018
Young Frankenstein film screening on Wed, Oct 17
Join us at 6:30 pm for a special showing of the classic Mel Brooks film. Free popcorn and FrankenTerps ice cream from the Dairy.
Posted: October 11, 2018
Hornbake Library Open House
OPEN HOUSE  Explore stories of immigration and meet staff from Special Collections and University Archives. Hornbake Library, Monday, October 15, 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Posted: October 11, 2018
Frankenreads
200 YEARS OF FRANKENSTEIN  Join us for a series of events and exhibits designed to honor the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Click for the full schedule
Posted: October 10, 2018
White House Correspondents' Association Pool Reports
PRESERVING THE POOL  UMD and the White House Correspondents' Association are teaming up to provide a digital archive of pool reports documenting the U.S. presidency.
Posted: October 09, 2018
McKeldin closing early Friday
Due to the Homecoming fireworks display McKeldin Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 12th.
Posted: October 08, 2018
Crossing the Divide
CROSSING THE DIVIDE  Join us for the opening reception, Friday, Oct 19 at 5 pm, for an exhibition that explores how Japanese and Americans interacted in post-war Japan (1945-1952).
Posted: October 05, 2018
Rising Sea Levels of the Chesapeake Bay
RISING SEA LEVELS   : On Thursday, Oct 11, Dr. Kate Tully explains how saltwater penetration is reducing crop productivity and changing farmlands of the iconic Eastern Shore. Click for more info.
Posted: October 01, 2018
Money Talks
Join us Wednesday, October 3rd at noon for a presentation about sustainable income in retirement.
Posted: September 25, 2018
Our 50th Author
SPEAKING OF BOOKS   Our popular faculty series celebrates 50 authors. Join us Tuesday, October 9, as Julie Taddeo discusses maleness as portrayed in television period drama.
Posted: September 24, 2018
Reflections from the Keyboards
TWO PIANOS, EIGHT HANDS  Enjoy a FREE and spectacular program of classical piano music by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Dvorak, and others on Sunday, September 30th at 2 pm at The Clarice.
Posted: September 22, 2018
Try the TLC Equipment Loan Program
Need equipment to help you study? The Terrapin Learning Commons loans out scanners, computers, calculators and more.
Posted: September 20, 2018
Open House
OPEN HOUSE  McKeldin Library's first floor has a welcoming new look. Join us at an informal open house on Friday, September 21, 1:30 - 3:30. Snacks, naps, puppies and prizes!
Posted: September 18, 2018
Student Dreams of Napping
DREAMS OF NAPPING   Anthony Escalante's class project became a personal mission as he grew support and acquired funding for two napping pods now in McKeldin Library.
Posted: September 07, 2018
NextNow Fest sponsored by The Clarice starts today
CELEBRATE THE ARTS  The Clarice and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library host events as part of the annual NextNow Fest, a celebration of live music, theatre, and dance.
Posted: September 06, 2018
We're closed on Labor Day
McKeldin Library and branch libraries have various operating hours this weekend, but all are closed on Monday 9/3 in observance of Labor Day.
Posted: August 31, 2018
Welcome, Terps!
HEY, TERPS!   Whether you're new to campus or returning home, we're glad you're here. Learn how other students made the most of library services. Watch now.
Posted: August 24, 2018