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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