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Get it Done Workshop Series
STAY ON TOP  -->Join us for a series of FREE undergraduate workshops throughout the semester to help you work faster, easier, and better. Snag a Get It Done guide at any branch library.
Posted: September 11, 2017
Open Textbook Workshop for Faculty
REGISTER NOW  Concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Join us for a two-hour workshop on Wednesday, Sept 27, and receive a $200 incentive.
Posted: September 07, 2017
Free workshops for grad students
Register now for Common Quandaries workshops to learn more about organizing research, speed geeking, designing posters, curating your online presence, and more.
Posted: August 30, 2017
Get up to speed, fast!
Check out these free online courses in design, coding and more. Gain skills on your own time that can help you with coursework.
Posted: August 25, 2017
Welcome Home, Terps!
WELCOME HOME, TERPS!   As First Year Experience Librarian, my goal is to help you learn the skills you need to make research as stress-free as possible. Stop by and say hi!
Posted: August 25, 2017
Borrow bicycle helmets and pumps
In addition to laptops and chargers and textbooks and iPads, you can now borrow bike equipment, too, thanks to our partners at BikeUMD.
Posted: August 24, 2017
Top Textbooks
Consider borrowing rather than buying. Textbooks for the largest courses on campus may be checked out for four hours at a time in McKeldin Library.
Posted: August 18, 2017
Old Maps Online
OLD MAPS ONLINE   Search across many different collections from libraries around the world by typing a place name or clicking in the map window and narrowing by date.
Posted: August 16, 2017
Estate Planning seminar
PLAN AHEAD   Join us for a free seminar (and free lunch) to learn why it's important to begin thinking about how to manage and distribute the assets of your estate. No need to register.
Posted: August 14, 2017
Troubleshoot technical issues
Having technical problems with WorldCat or other online library systems? We're likely working on a fix. Remember you can always check status or report issues.
Posted: August 11, 2017
Binge on videos
View any of 25,000 documentaries, feature films, and more, thanks to a new trial subscription provided by the UMD Libraries. Producers include HBO, PBS, and BBC.
Posted: August 11, 2017
Welcome
WELCOME   We're glad you're here. Know that all of us at the UMD Libraries want to help you succeed at the university and reach your academic goals.
Posted: August 09, 2017
Terps Football
125 YEARS OF FOOTBALL A new exhibit in Hornbake Library commemorates Terp milestones including 11 conference championships, 27 bowl game appearances and a national title.
Posted: July 14, 2017
Plant Patents
PATENTLY PERFECT   Did you know plants have patents? A database created by UMD librarians and software developers includes color images and links to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Posted: June 30, 2017
UMD celebrates Independence Day
Remember that McKeldin Library and all branch libraries will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day
Posted: June 27, 2017
McKeldin to close for two consecutive July weekends
McKeldin Library will be closed July 8 and 9 between Summer Sessions I & II, and again on July 15 and 16 for partial recarpeting of the first floor
Posted: June 27, 2017
Historic Maryland Newspapers
HISTORIC MARYLAND Search hundreds of thousands of pages of historic Maryland newspapers, thanks to an ongoing digitization project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Posted: June 07, 2017
McKeldin and branch libraries closed this weekend
All libraries will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29. We'll see you on Tuesday!
Posted: May 25, 2017
Summer upgrades in McKeldin Library
A portion of the fourth floor will be closed for renovation; microfilm scanners temporarily removed
Posted: May 19, 2017
Congratulations, award winners!
Three undergraduates won cash prizes for research projects that demonstrated outstanding use of library resources
Posted: May 16, 2017
Study All Night
McKeldin Library is now open 24/7 until the end of finals.
Posted: May 09, 2017
Finals Week Activities 2017
Need a break from studying? Enjoy a series of activities to help you survive finals week.
Posted: May 05, 2017
Grad Student Workshop
Still adapting your workflow to graduate school? Starting a new project and worried about staying organized? Join us this Thursday for a workshop to help you stay on top.
Posted: April 25, 2017
Undergrads: Do you live near Baltimore and want to make $25?
We're looking for College Park undergrads to test library search tools at the UB campus. Click for details.
Posted: April 14, 2017
Endangered Data Week
ENDANGERED DATA WEEK   Join University Libraries for several events throughout the week to learn about public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost.
Posted: April 14, 2017
Student Government Association Debate
University Libraries will host an SGA Debate on Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm in McKeldin 6137.
Posted: April 14, 2017
Faculty news
Learn about Severn Library, open-access textbooks, upcoming events and more in our spring newsletter.
Posted: April 11, 2017
Textbook Donation Drive
TEXTBOOK DONATION DRIVE   Donate yours and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card!
Posted: April 08, 2017
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Posted: April 07, 2017
Edible Books Event
EDIBLE BOOKS   Check out our pictures to see this year's winning entries.
Posted: April 05, 2017
Yoga in McKeldin Library
MELT YOUR STRESS AWAY Free, drop-in sessions will be offered daily from May 13-17.
Posted: April 05, 2017
Recreation Equipment Check Out
EQUIPMENT CHECK OUT See the list of recreation equipment available for check out from the Tech Desk on the 2nd floor of McKeldin Library.
Posted: April 04, 2017
2017 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Award
AWARD WINNER   The University Libraries' online exhibit Alice 150 Years and Counting won a national award from the ACRL. Travel back down the rabbit hole with a trip through our exhibit.
Posted: April 01, 2017
UMD joins Open Textbook Network
To support student groups advocating for increased use of free, online textbooks, we're ramping up open-access strategies
Posted: March 31, 2017
Social Justice LibGuide
In support of the university's Social Justice Day on April 18th, check out our LibGuide that features faculty research and recent additions to the UMD libraries' collections.
Posted: March 28, 2017
Spring Break Hours
The university libraries will have restricted hours next week throughout Spring Break, so please refer to the hours page before visiting. The tech desk will be closed on Monday, March 20th.
Posted: March 15, 2017
Library Survey Live
Fill out our survey and enter to win a prize.
Posted: March 15, 2017
STEAM Salon
STEAM SALON   Join us Wed, March 15 for the next in our series of faculty talks. Associate Professor Jen Golbeck will speak on artificial intelligence, behavior prediction, and privacy.
Posted: March 14, 2017
Edible Books
PUNS AND MORE PUNS   Enter the contest or vote for your favorite edible creations inspired by books, authors & literary characters.
Posted: March 14, 2017
STEAM Salon: Jon Froehlich
STEAM SALON   On Tues., April 4th, Jon Froehlich will discuss his work on how interactive technologies can be used to address social issues and engage children in STEM fields.
Posted: March 13, 2017
Immigration in the Age of Trump
Join us for an interdisciplinary forum as campus scholars discuss their perspectives.
Posted: March 12, 2017
Giving Day Today
Give today and transform lives.
Posted: March 08, 2017
Campus publishers and editors: Register now for networking event
CAMPUS EDITORS  Do you edit or produce a journal, blog or other publication? Join us for an afternoon of networking and problem-solving on Tues. April 11th.
Posted: March 03, 2017
STEAM Salon
STEAM SALON   Join us Tues, April 11 as Assistant Professor Grant McKenzie discusses a radical new approach to collecting geo-data from social fitness tracking apps.
Posted: March 02, 2017
Women's History Month
HORNBAKE LIBRARY  In celebration of Women's History Month, two new exhibitions share stories related to the history of women's suffrage in the local area.
Posted: March 01, 2017
Monthly Grad Student "Research Write-In"
On the first Friday of every month, bring your current projects to the library and get help with your research questions and challenges. Join us on May 5th from 1:30-4:30pm.
Posted: February 24, 2017
Giving Day
Your gift has the power to influence change.
Posted: February 22, 2017
Library Refresher Workshop for Grad Students
On Tues. Feb 28, come hear from 3 specialist librarians on all the essential resources available to you in the library.
Posted: February 22, 2017
Library satisfaction survey launches next week
Be on the lookout for an invitation to submit a survey about library services. You could win a bookstore gift card up to $500. Ten prizes awarded.
Posted: February 22, 2017
Rogue Librarians: Preserve Govt Information Before It Disappears
ROGUE LIBRARIANS   Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 21st for a national webcast and panel on the importance of fair use to librarians working to preserve disappearing government data.
Posted: February 16, 2017
Protecting Yourself from ID Theft
PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM ID THEFT   Chris Campbell of the Society for Financial Awareness explains how to protect your personal information and what to do if you are targeted.
Posted: February 15, 2017
Lit Review Workshop for Grad Students
Learn the ins and outs of lit reviews and get tips on how to build your research and writing skills at the graduate level. Register now for Feb. 21st or 22nd.
Posted: February 10, 2017
Academy Awards
THE ACADEMY AWARDS   Before the big event, take a trip through the Golden Age of Hollywood by browsing History of the American Cinema. How many of the classics have you seen?
Posted: February 10, 2017
Black History Month
BLACK HISTORY MONTH   Celebrate the rich history of African American heritage by exploring Black Thought and Culture, one of more than 350 databases provided by the UMD libraries.
Posted: February 09, 2017
Speaking of Books
SPEAKING OF BOOKS   On Thurs. April 20, Dr. Esther Kim Lee will discuss her book on the unique style and social resonance of award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang.
Posted: February 09, 2017
Equipment Petting Zoo
Stop by Hornbake Library on Thursday from 5:30 to 7pm to try the videography and media equipment that you can rent for free.
Posted: February 08, 2017
Sustainable Libraries
Join us on Wednesday, April 26 from 3 - 4:30 pm in McKeldin 6137 for our next guest speaker.
Posted: February 08, 2017
International Women's Day
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN JAPAN   March over to Hornbake Library to see our collection of featured items from the 1949 Women's Day Protest in Tokyo.
Posted: February 07, 2017
Speaking of Books
SPEAKING OF BOOKS   On Thurs. April 27, Nancy Raquel Mirabal will present her latest book on Cuban racial and sexual politics in New York during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Posted: February 07, 2017
Maryland Day 2017

Posted: February 06, 2017
Decoding Diaries

Posted: February 06, 2017
Labor Edit-a-Thon
LABOR'S UNTOLD STORY   Bring your laptop and join a community interested in promoting labor history by editing and creating Wikipedia entries related to our collections.
Posted: February 06, 2017
Survey winner
REASON TO SMILE   Undergraduate Ariel Berkowitz, pictured here with Dean Babak Hamidzadeh, completed our recent satisfaction survey and won a $500 gift card in a random drawing.
Posted: February 03, 2017
STEAM Salon
NEW SERIES   Join us Tuesday, Feb 7 for the first in a series of faculty talks. Leah Findlater of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab will discuss wearable technologies.
Posted: February 02, 2017
MakerSpace relocates (but not far)
As of January 20, the MakerSpace on the second floor of McKeldin Library moved to 2105, a larger space just across the hall from its former location
Posted: January 27, 2017
Intro to R Workshop
Grad Students: Register now for Feb 1 workshop to learn the basics of R or sign up for help with stats
Posted: January 19, 2017
Led Zeppelin Played Here
DID LED ZEPPELIN PLAY HERE?   Local filmmaker and UMD alumnus Jeff Krulik seeks the answer in a film that challenges the reliability of public memory versus public record.
Posted: January 19, 2017
Hornbake Library construction
Please excuse the disruption on the ground floor of Hornbake Library, and consider finding a study spot on the upper floors.
Posted: January 18, 2017
Top Textbooks now available
NOW AVAILABLE   We purchased required textbooks for 95 of the largest courses on campus, and you can now check them out for four hours at a time. Check to see if your courses are included.
Posted: January 18, 2017
Scheduled website maintenance on Tues, Jan 17
The UMD Libraries website will be down for routine maintenance for about an hour beginning at 6 am on Tuesday, January 17.
Posted: January 11, 2017
Winter Break Hours
McKeldin Library and branch libraries are open during Winter Break, with varying operating schedules. Check hours.
Posted: January 03, 2017
Closed for WInter Break
McKeldin LIbrary and all branches will close at end of day Thursday, December 22 and reopen on Tuesday, January 3.
Posted: December 21, 2016
Happy Holidays!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS   All of us at the University Libraries wish you a very happy holiday season
Posted: December 21, 2016
YEAR IN REVIEW
TOP STORIES   A look back at 2016, another dynamic year at the University Libraries
Posted: December 21, 2016
Make your own buttons
Make Your Own Buttons!   Make your own buttons from 4-6 PM today in the MakerSpace, located in McKeldin room 2102
Posted: December 13, 2016
YEAR IN REVIEW
A look back at the top stories of 2016, another dynamic year at the University Libraries
Posted: December 13, 2016
Yoga in Mckeldin Room 7121
Free Yoga Classes During Finals Week   Join us for free yoga classes in Mckeldin room 7121 from Tuesday,12/13 until Saturday, 12/17. Provided by RecWell
Posted: December 06, 2016
McKeldin open 24 hours through finals week
The library will be open 24 hours everyday from Sunday, December 11 until Monday, December 19
Posted: December 06, 2016
Undergrad award
WIN $1000   Click here to learn how your undergrad research project could earn you $1000
Posted: November 22, 2016
ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY
ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY   View collections, ranging from oversized, leather-bound paper tomes to small leaflets. All are welcome, but especially good for historians, designers, & planners.
Posted: November 22, 2016
All libraries closed Thursday for Thanksgiving
McKeldin Library reopens on Friday at 8 am, though other branch libraries remain closed. See all hours.
Posted: November 21, 2016
McKeldin Library: A safe place to study
A SAFE PLACE TO STUDY   As the semester winds down, your studying ramps up. Remember that McKeldin Library offers extended hours and spaces that support quiet study or group work.
Posted: November 17, 2016
GIS Mapathon
MAPATHON   Join us for a Missing Maps Mapathon and Project Sidewalks Mapathon on Wednesday, November 16th to celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day
Posted: November 03, 2016
Colony in Crisis
New documents have been added to a popular online exhibition that delves into the lives of the enslaved and peoples of color in colonial Saint-Domingue.
Posted: November 02, 2016
Celebrating 100 years
The first full-time female students arrived at UMD 100 years ago. View images from the University Archives in an exhibit in McKeldin Library.
Posted: October 31, 2016
Speaking Of Books with Matthew Kirschenbaum
AUTHOR TALK    Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 3:30 pm for a discussion with Dr. Matthew Kirschenbaum, author of "Track Changes, A Literary History of Word Processing"
Posted: October 26, 2016
Douglass
EARLY LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS   An exhibit at Hornbake Library sheds light on the life and culture of Wye House, a Maryland plantation where Douglass spent two childhood years.
Posted: October 19, 2016
Open Access
FREE AND OPEN ACCESS   Learn about the value of free and open access to information. Tuesday a guest speaker champions open textbooks; workshops occur throughout the week.
Posted: October 18, 2016
Sony Audiovisual Solutions Tour
Join us Friday, Oct 21, 10am to 2pm, in Hornbake Library as Sony demonstrates camera systems, laser projectors and advanced audiovisual equipment.
Posted: October 18, 2016
IRROC: A unified, central website for the university’s researchers
Click here to watch a video about IRRoc, a new searchable database that integrates university research resources.
Posted: October 13, 2016
Dan Russell
SPECIAL EVENT  Join us on October 31st as Dan Russell, Senior Research Scientist at Google, discusses how technology impacts the way we think. Register now
Posted: October 13, 2016
Department Delivery
UMD faculty and staff can now request ILL and UBorrow library items be sent directly to their campus department
Posted: October 10, 2016
Screening of rare Franco Zeffirelli documentary
RARE SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY   View the film made in response to a Florence, Italy, flood that inspired art lovers and conservators worldwide; Nov 4 and 6.
Posted: October 07, 2016
Text Book Crisis
TEXTBOOK COST CRISIS  Join us on October 25th at 10 am as Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC, discusses the current textbook cost crisis within higher education
Posted: October 07, 2016
Open Access Week at UMD
Join the University of Maryland Libraries as we celebrate International Open Access Week. Register now to learn more about author's rights.
Posted: October 04, 2016
Future of the Research Library Speaker Series
Join us on October 25th at 10 am as Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC, discusses the current textbook cost crisis within higher education
Posted: October 04, 2016
Fats Domino
SPECIAL COLLECTION  Visit the new online exhibit celebrating the life and work of rhythm and blues pioneer Fats Domino
Posted: September 29, 2016
Speaking Of Books with Judith Noemi Freidenberg
AUTHOR TALK   Join us on October 18th at 3:30pm for a discussion with Dr. Judith Noemi Freidenberg, author of Contemporary Conversations on Immigration in the U.S.
Posted: September 23, 2016
Elections 2016
CLINTON VS TRUMP  Join us on Wednesday, October 19th at noon for an Interdisciplinary Dialogue Forum on the Uses and Impact of Social Media in the 2016 Election
Posted: September 23, 2016
WIZARDING CHALLENGE UNDERWAY
WIZARDING CHALLENGE UNDERWAY  Follow us on Instagram and Snapchat for clues to win an official Terpindor sticker or T-Shirt and to learn about all the cool things happening at the libraries
Posted: September 22, 2016