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McKeldin Library

McKeldin Library is the main library on campus. It offers a wide variety of services, spaces, and collections to support research, teaching, and learning across disciplines.

Week of Sunday, April 14

McKeldin (Main)
Sunday, April 14 11:00AM - 24 Hours *
Monday, April 15 24 Hours *
Tuesday, April 16 24 Hours *
Wednesday, April 17 24 Hours *
Thursday, April 18 24 Hours *
Friday, April 19 24 Hours * - 8:00PM
Saturday, April 20 10:00AM - 9:00PM
* Campus ID required 11pm-8am.

Get help at one of our two service desks whenever McKeldin is open (including during Late Night Study):

Talk to a librarian (in-person walk-in hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-5pm)

We offer a wide range of technology, including: 

Several campus units provide services within McKeldin, each with their own hours of operation: 

McKeldin is home to several collections, including:

  • General Collection (Stacks and Folio)
  • East Asia Collection (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language print materials) 
  • Government Documents and Maps 
  • Juvenile Collection (children’s books)
  • Media collection (Bluray, DVD, VHS, and Laserdisc) 
  • Periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers, and microform) 
  • Popular Reading Collection (novels and audiobooks)
  • Reference Collection

Need help finding books or other items?

  • Search WorldCat UMD -- you can filter search results to limit to McKeldin, if desired 
  • Use the floor plans to find items on the shelf using their collection and call number [link]
  • Ask for help at the Library Services Desk

Learn more about the Libraries’ collections.


McKeldin has lots of places to study, including: 

As well as other specialty spaces to serve a variety of needs:

*Students are also welcome to study in these spaces when there are no scheduled classes/events. 

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