Today: Special Collections in Hornbake 10:00am - 4:00pm, by appointment only

Special Collections and University Archives

The Maryland Room in Hornbake Library is Open by Appointment

Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm

Walk-in researchers welcome Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Schedule an in-person appointment    Contact us with your research question

Thank you for your patience as we resume full reference services.

Reference requests may take longer to complete due to limited staffing and the increased demand.

Read more about our Services and Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Discover unique collections and learn what history can reveal.

Special Collections and University Archives collect and provide access to material related to the history of the University of Maryland, the state of Maryland, literature and rare books, and American history, especially as it relates to labor, mass media, and the performing arts. Use our books, manuscripts, photographs and audio/visual materials to enhance your research.

Don't know where to start? Check out our Getting Started Guide!

Shell-tering in Place-Terp Stories of COVID-19

Coming Soon to the Exhibition Gallery

Exhibition poster

Get Out the Vote: Suffrage and Disenfranchisement in America

Virtual exhibition available now