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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