Severn Library is UMD Libraries’ high-density shelving facility, ten-minutes away from campus on Greenbelt Road. This facility houses unique, semi-rare, and important research collections.
All items housed in the Severn Library may be requested through the catalog by anyone with borrowing privileges. Severn Library is a closed-stacks facility, and not accessible to the general public.
Patrons with borrowing privileges should request whole volumes via the catalog and chapters or articles via Interlibrary Loan's Scan & Deliver service.
Visitors without borrowing privileges should use the Severn Library Request Form. Visitors are limited to 10 items per patron (including multi-volume works and serials) and all items are Library Use Only.
Items are typically delivered to McKeldin Library within 1-2 business days and are available for varying loan periods, like any other hold. Journal articles through Scan & Deliver will be digitally scanned and sent to your Interlibrary Loan account. You will be notified by email when the material has arrived.