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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
Register for upcoming graduate student writing workshops
A series of workshops, offered in partnership with the Graduate School Writing Center, will help you get started on major writing projects
Posted: September 20, 2016
Introduction to R and R studio
Register now for a workshop on Tuesday, Sept 27, to learn how to use R and R studio, the free software for statistical computing and graphics
Posted: September 20, 2016
Now accepting applications for Open Access Publishing Fund
UMD researchers may apply for funds to cover article-processing charges levied by open access journals
Posted: September 16, 2016
Chemistry Library closed Saturday, Sept. 17
A scheduled power outage in the Chemistry Building will close the Chemistry Library on Saturday. Normal hours resume Sunday at noon.
Posted: September 16, 2016
Join the Solar Decathalon team
JOIN THE TEAM  UMD's Solar Decathalon team needs students from all majors and all classes. Attend the kick-off meeting on Wednesday, Sept 21, from 6 to 8 pm in McKeldin Library.
Posted: September 16, 2016
Hammock
STUDY, HANG OUT, REPEAT  Check out a hammock at McKeldin Library and win prizes in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge. Thanks to our friends at RecWell
Posted: September 15, 2016
Screening of Heavy Metal Parking Lot
On Saturday, Sept 10, enjoy a screening of a cult film considered among the greatest rock documentaries of all time. Part of The Clarice's NextNOW Fest.
Posted: September 09, 2016
Score great deals on music
Friday and Saturday only! A selection of used LPs, CDs, books, printed music and playscripts priced from $1 to $4 will be on sale at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
Posted: September 09, 2016
McKeldin Library open all night
We never sleep. Starting Sunday, Sept 11, McKeldin Library resumes its popular late-night schedule. ID required after 11 pm.
Posted: September 09, 2016
Get it Done
SNAG YOUR OWN  Have you picked up a Get It Done guide? Look for them at campus fairs and events, and take a look online for tips to get good grades.
Posted: September 01, 2016
Earthquake of 2011
EARTHQUAKE!  Five years ago this week more than 27,000 books fell from their shelves in McKeldin Library following a rare East Coast earthquake. Don't try this at home.
Posted: August 25, 2016
Now more textbooks than ever
THANK YOU, SGA   Thanks to the Student Government Association and other generous donors, our textbook loan program has expanded to include nearly 200 textbooks. Check the current list.
Posted: August 23, 2016
Summertime renovation for EPSL
EPSL UPGRADES   This image, taken using a 360-degree camera, shows a portion of the newly renovated Engineering and Physical Sciences Library. A 3D printer is in the foreground.
Posted: August 17, 2016
NEH grant extends newspaper digitization project
HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS   A $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will extend our project to digitize a cross-section of the state's historic newspapers.
Posted: August 17, 2016
Find maps and data
Discover and use GIS datasets, historical maps and other geospatial resources curated by librarians of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Maryland is a leading contributor.
Posted: August 17, 2016
Make an appointment for help with statistics
Need help designing a survey, merging data or interpreting results? High-level researchers can consult an expert based in our Research Commons.
Posted: August 17, 2016
Loan periods extended for CDs, DVDs and other items
The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library has loosened policies for items it checks out: Keep a DVD for up to 3 months.
Posted: August 04, 2016
Terrapin Express service interruption
Plan ahead if you need add funds to your account to use library printers or photocopiers.The system will be offline for about 24 hours beginning Monday afternoon.
Posted: July 22, 2016
Saving College Radio
SAVING COLLEGE RADIO   We're proud to play a role in saving college radio at UMD by preserving materials that tell the story of WMUC's past. Listen to John Lennon's radio spot.
Posted: July 20, 2016
CQ Researcher
CQ RESEARCHER   Learn more about "hot topics" through free access to in-depth analysis of the most important issues of the day in a wide range of subjects.
Posted: July 12, 2016
All libraries will be closed on July 4
Just a reminder that McKeldin Library and all branch libraries will be closed for Independence Day, Monday, July 4.
Posted: July 01, 2016
EPSL will reopen Tuesday, July 5
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, which since May has been temporarily closed for renovations, is scheduled to reopen in early July.
Posted: June 27, 2016
RefWorks subscription to expire June 30
REMINDER: If you rely on RefWorks to manage your citations, you must migrate your data to another tool.
Posted: June 23, 2016
Learn something new
Teach yourself business, creative or technology skills on your own time. Take advantage of online tutorials presented by experts.
Posted: June 02, 2016
Libraries closed this weekend
The McKeldin Library and all the branches will be closed this Memorial Day weekend.
Posted: May 24, 2016
Congratulations to our winners
Three undergraduates won prizes awarded by the University Libraries to honor outstanding research projects.
Posted: May 19, 2016
Online Exhibition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
FALLING FOR ALICE   View an online exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic Alice in Wonderland
Posted: May 19, 2016
Finals Week Activities 2016
Need a break from studying? Enjoy a series of activities to help you survive finals week.
Posted: May 05, 2016
Alice Goes to the Movies
ALICE GOES TO THE MOVIES   See the earliest Alice in Wonderland films, including the "lost" 1931 version, at a special screening Thursday, May 5 at 4:30 pm in Hornbake Library.
Posted: May 02, 2016
Irina Chaykovskaya presents selections from SEAGULL Magazine
Join us Wednesday, May 4, at 7 pm to hear selections presented by the editor of the online magazine SEAGULL
Posted: May 02, 2016
Recess on McKeldin Mall
COME OUT AND PLAY   Boost your brain before finals with Recess on McKeldin Mall on May 11th! Being active improves alertness, attention, and motivation.
Posted: May 02, 2016
Finals Week Yoga
YOGA IN McKELDIN LIBRARY   Join us for a series of free Yoga classes to stretch away exam-time stress during finals week.
Posted: May 01, 2016
Wikipedia Labor History Edit-A-Thon
EDIT-A-THON   Join us on Sunday, May 15, to promote labor history by editing the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
Posted: May 01, 2016
Recreation Equipment Check-Out
ACTIVITY IMPROVES ALERTNESS   Recreation equipment is now available for check-out at the main service desk in McKeldin Library til the end of finals.
Posted: April 30, 2016
Footnotes Cafe extends hours
FOOTNOTES EXTENDED HOURS   Footnotes Cafe in McKeldin Library will remain open 24/7 starting on Reading Day, Wednesday, May 11.
Posted: April 29, 2016
Congratulations to 2016 Library Undergraduate Research Award Winners
CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!   From left: Librarian Pat Herron, student awardees Michelle Sauer, Kathleen Weng, and Sophie Dean, and librarian Nedelina Tchangalova.
Posted: April 28, 2016
UMD Libraries and State Archives host Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Annapolis
On Monday, May 2, learn the basics of editing Wikipedia using historic newspapers as source materials.
Posted: April 28, 2016
Creator of iconic rock documentary marks 30th anniversary with special screening
ROCK ON!   Filmmaker and UMD alumnus Jeff Krulik marks the 30th anniversary of his iconic film "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" with a special screening on Friday, May 27
Posted: April 28, 2016
Spatial Analysis Workshop
Come join the UMD Libraries for one of the three FREE workshops introducing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on Thursday, April 28.
Posted: April 26, 2016
GIS Data Management Workshop
Come join the UMD Libraries for one of the three FREE workshops introducing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on Wednesday, April 27.
Posted: April 26, 2016
Sophomore Gemstone teams compete for annual University Libraries award
Congratulations to Team VIRUS for winning the Donald and Katherine Buxton Award.
Posted: April 19, 2016
Integrated Research Resources on Campus
Check out the comprehensive site that provides a wide variety of services to help you develop novel ideas, compete for funding, conduct research, and disseminate your findings.
Posted: April 15, 2016
Library Textbook Project
THANK YOU! WE REACHED OUR GOAL   A generous gift from the Student Government Association combined with others will help us make popular textbooks freely available to students.
Posted: April 14, 2016
Library Research Guides
LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES   Having troubles finding the right articles? Library Research Guides are here to help you.
Posted: April 13, 2016
Researching African American Women's History
RESEARCHING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY   Join us on Tuesday, April 12th for a talk presented by the former Partridge Award winner Dr. Janet Sims-Wood.
Posted: April 12, 2016
Edible Book Festival 2016 Photo Gallery
Join us to view edible creations inspired by books and authors at this April Fools' Day celebration observed by libraries around the world.
Posted: April 05, 2016
Flash in Time: Discussing D.C. Punk Fanzines
Want to know more about the underground fanzine culture? Join us on Thursday, April 7 for a conversation with fanzine creators from throughout the timeline of D.C. punk zines.
Posted: March 31, 2016
More rooms, more hours
McKeldin Library's TLC has opened up additional rooms for group work. The rooms may now be reserved overnight in half-hour increments. Reserve online or on site.
Posted: March 30, 2016
WAPAVA Presents: Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company's Romeo & Juliet (2008)
Join us on Monday, April 4 for a video recording of Romeo & Juliet (2008) and a discussion with Shakespear scholar Dr. Franklin Hildy.
Posted: March 24, 2016
Diversity Dialogues: Researching African American Women’s History
Join us on Tuesday, April 12 to learn more about African American women's history from the talk presented by Dr. Janet Sims-Wood, the former Partridge Award winner.
Posted: March 22, 2016
Edible Book Festival 2016
EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL 2016    Enter your edible creation inspired by a book or author to win one of five prizes. This annual April Fools' Day celebration is observed by libraries worldwide.
Posted: March 22, 2016
Studying during Spring Break?
Be sure to check hours. McKeldin and EPSL offer reduced hours; most branches closed during spring break.
Posted: March 10, 2016
Speaking of Books
SPEAKING OF BOOKS    Join us for a discussion on April 7th with Dr. Henry J. Lucas, author of Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education: Saving the American University
Posted: March 10, 2016
Sorceress of the New Piano: The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan
SORCERESS OF THE NEW PIANO   Join us for a film screening and a conversation with Margaret Leng Tan on April 11.
Posted: March 09, 2016
Organizing for Power and Workers' Rights in the 21st Century
ORGANIZING FOR POWER AND WORKERS' RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY   Join us for a symposium on April 14 hosted by the Center for the History of the New America.
Posted: March 08, 2016
HathiTrust and Your Library: An Update for 2016
HATHITRUST AND YOUR LIBRARY   Join us for a discussion with Dr. Mike Furlough on how libraries and researchers can leverage the scale of the HathiTrust Digital Library.
Posted: March 07, 2016
What are we asked most?
Need an answer? Or want to see what others are asking? Click the Ask Us button near the search box at the top of this page.
Posted: March 04, 2016
McKeldin Library will be home to a "living wall"
Funded by UMD Office of Sustainability, a newly constructed "green wall" will enhance the first floor of McKeldin Library
Posted: March 04, 2016
UMD Giving Day
UMD GIVING DAY    Help to unlock a world of possibilities. Join others on this special day to support the University of Maryland.
Posted: March 03, 2016
Citation worksop
GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP    Register now for a workshop on Monday, March 7, about the ethics and use of citations in graduate research and writing. Space is limited.
Posted: March 02, 2016
AFL-CIO celebrates 60 years
View items from the AFL-CIO Archive, the largest of many labor-related collections at UMD that support research and teaching
Posted: February 25, 2016
Sex on Campus
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX    Join us Friday, Feb 19 for an interdisciplary forum at which faculty and others will address the topic from several different perspectives
Posted: February 17, 2016
Speaking of Books: Frederick Douglass
SPEAKING OF BOOKS    Join us Wed, Feb 24 for a conversation with Prof Robert Levine, author of The Lives of Frederick Douglass, which presents Douglass's fluid sense of his own life story.
Posted: February 17, 2016
Inside Jim Henson's Imagination
INSIDE JIM HENSON'S IMAGINATION    Join us to explore the collection of Jim Henson materials housed in The Jim Henson Company Archives and the University of Maryland Special Collections.
Posted: February 16, 2016
Ask me
C'MON! JUST ASK    Don't be shy. Ask us what you want to know, or search what others have asked.
Posted: February 12, 2016
Meet your subject specialist
Book an appointment online and get to know the person who can help you in a big way.
Posted: February 09, 2016
400 years of Shakespeare
SPEARE THE TURTLE    Join us as we celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare with a campuswide series of performances, films, exhibits and more.
Posted: February 02, 2016
McKeldin Library open for night owls
Beginning Sunday, Feb 7, McKeldin Library will resume late-night hours, remaining open 24 hours most days
Posted: February 01, 2016
McKeldin Library Opens New Reading Room
McKELDIN'S NEW READING ROOM     A refurbished room on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library blends old-school charm with convenient updates. (Lots of electrical outlets!)
Posted: February 01, 2016
Support Gymkana and support the UMD Archives
BACK FLIP THROUGH TIME    A new campaign is helping Gymkana raise funds to begin digitizing its collection of documents and 15,000 photos held by the University Archives.
Posted: February 01, 2016
UMD Launches Pioneering New Resource to Support $550M Research Enterprise
RESEARCH CONNECTIONS     Spend more energy on your research and less time hunting for resources by using a new central access point.
Posted: February 01, 2016
Grad students: Register now for free research and writing workshop
With the Graduate School Writing Center, we'll focus on effective research and writing practices geared especially for graduate students.
Posted: January 27, 2016
MITH and partners receive Mellon grant
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and others will develop tool to archive social media during historic events
Posted: January 27, 2016
McKeldin and branch libraries closed through Tuesday.
When the university closes, so do we. Due to inclement weather, the university is closed through Tuesday, January 26.. Stay safe, Terps.
Posted: January 21, 2016
Borrow a textbook, save cash
Updated for the spring semester, textbooks for the 50 largest courses on campus are available to check out for four-hour periods.
Posted: January 20, 2016
New website launches. And you're looking at it.
This improved UMD Libraries website will work with tablets, phones and mobile devices.
Posted: January 19, 2016
Explore Alice
FALLING FOR ALICE     Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland has influenced artists, admen, scholars, and storytellers. Learn more in an online exhibit and visit Hornbake Library.
Posted: January 19, 2016
Undergraduate Research Award
TURN YOUR PROJECT INTO A PRIZE     Undergraduates, now's the time apply for our annual research awards. A completed project may earn you a cash prize.
Posted: January 19, 2016
Great Speeches
I HAVE A DREAM     Watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his inspiring dream for America in a database of great speeches. Access limited to UMD community.
Posted: January 19, 2016
New year, new skills
Now's a good time to revisit lynda.com and learn something new. Lots of top-quality, expert tutorials online.
Posted: January 06, 2016
Happy New Year
All of us at the University Libraries wish you a productive and happy new year. All the best in 2016!
Posted: January 04, 2016
Looking back: the top 10 stories of 2015*
Revisit the year's top stories. It's been a great year for the University Libraries.
Posted: December 17, 2015
A holiday classic
See why this video remains a holiday classic. Good luck with finals, Terps!
Posted: December 15, 2015
Exam Week Yoga
Stretch away exam-time stress with Yoga sessions, provided by UMD Libraries and RecWell
Posted: December 10, 2015