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Family Study Room

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting family room use to one family at a time. Thank you for your understanding!


Every student deserves a space.

UMD supports a diverse campus community, which includes caregivers and their families. The University Libraries' Family Study Room is located on the third floor of McKeldin. With enough space to fit 6 people, it includes:

  • Flexible furniture and kid-sized furniture
  • Two public workstations
  • Kids' books, toys, coloring books, crafts, puzzles, and more
  • May be reserved online for up to two hours at a time.
  • Renewals are permissible as long as others have not reserved the room at the conclusion of your reservation.
  • Parents / guardians are solely responsible for their children's safety and behavior.
  • Children may not be left unattended in the Family Study Room.
    • Unattended children under the age of 8 anywhere in the Libraries will be reported to the University Police.
    • Failure to follow the Family Study Room rules may result in the loss of room privileges.
  • The room is locked
  • Keys are available for check out at the Tech Desk on the 2nd floor of McKeldin Library to those who have made a booking.
  • Reservation and UMD affiliation will be checked
  • Children must be present before the key is provided.
  • The key must be returned promptly to the Tech Desk at the conclusion of the reservation or fines may apply.

Children's backpacks displayed with books, a stacking toy, and crayons

  • Available at the TLC Tech desk for use by children in McKeldin Library
  • Age-specific children’s backpacks (0-4 years; 4-8 years; 8-12 years) available
  • Backpacks contain books, toys, puzzles, games and coloring books
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