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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