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Exterior of Hornbake Library

Hornbake Library

Hornbake Library is home to Special Collections and University Archives, study space and more. 

4130 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740
301-405-9210 | Contact Hornbake Library
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Week of Sunday, August 7

Sunday, August 7 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Monday, August 8 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Tuesday, August 9 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Wednesday, August 10 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Thursday, August 11 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Friday, August 12 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Saturday, August 13 Closed

Collections and Research

Special Collections and University Archives

Located in the Maryland Room on the first floor, the 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. We also provide access to a premiere collection of post-war material produced in Japan.

Sunday, August 7 Closed
Monday, August 8 10am – 4pm, Appts Required
Tuesday, August 9 10am – 4pm, Appts Required
Wednesday, August 10 10am – 4pm, Appts Required
Thursday, August 11 10am – 4pm, Appts Required
Friday, August 12 10am – 4pm, Appts Required
Saturday, August 13 Closed

Our Space

Maryland Room

The reading room for Special Collections and University Archives is located on the first floor of Hornbake Library, behind the exhibition gallery. Visit us to gain access to unique and rare material to support your research project. 

Exhibition Gallery

Located on the first floor, next to the Maryland Room, the gallery features annual exhibitions of our unique materials.

Instruction Room

Located in 3210 is the Special Collections and University Archives instruction room. Libraries' staff provide various types of instructional experiences for students, faculty, staff, alumni and other community members. 

Katherine Anne Porter Room

Located on the first floor, the Katherine Anne Porter Room is a replica of her personal library, set up with her furniture, and personal artifacts during her time in Washington, DC. Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was an important American author, known mostly for her short stories and novel, Ship of Fools.


There are a variety of study spaces available throughout Hornbake Library. Quiet, individual study spaces are available on the first and second floors. Group study spaces are available on the first and third levels.

Floor Plans

Technology and Equipment

Scanners, Printers, Computers

There are copier/printers, computers, and book and large format overhead scanners available in the Maryland Room. 


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