As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The eight-library system is a key academic resource that supports the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Learn more at lib.umd.edu or visit the libraries' individual websites below.
McKeldin Library is the main library on campus. You can find space to study quietly or work in groups, get help with any phase of your research project, and borrow laptops or textbooks. Learn more at lib.umd.edu/mckeldin
The Architecture Library is open Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All students enrolled in programs within the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation have 24/7 swipe access with their ID cards. The Library has 2 flat bed scanners and 1 printer/copier, and lend equipment such as: DSLR cameras, model photography lights, the flat screen TV carts, portable LCD projectors. Check out the incredible Special Collections room with rare books that cover historic preservation, town planning and architecture. Learn more at lib.umd.edu/architecture
The Art Library houses more than 100,000 volumes in the areas of art history, archaeology, decorative arts and studio arts, including photography and graphic design. In addition to the print monograph and journal collection, the Library also provides access to a wide variety of art-related electronic resources. Learn more at lib.umd.edu/art
Located in the Mathematics Building, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) contains materials in engineering, computer, mathematical, and physical sciences disciplines. EPSL is also a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. EPSL's collection consists of 400,000 items. About 300,000 general collection materials are located in EPSL, and the rest are located in Hornbake and at UMD's off-site shelving facility. The collection includes handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes and abstracts, mathematical tables, atlases, directories, an extensive collection of ANSI standards and numerous electronic resources. Starting in January 2018, what was formerly known as the White Memorial Chemistry Library will merge with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library to form the STEM Library. The consolidation of services, collections, and spaces is complete. Learn more at lib.umd.edu/epsl.
Hornbake Library is the home of Library Media Services, and Special Collections and University Archives, including the Gordon W. Prange Collection. The library also offers quiet study space for individuals and groups. Learn more at lib.umd.edu/hornbake
The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL) is the central location on the College Park campus for music, theatre, and dance materials. The circulating, reference, serial, and special collections include 56,000 books, 156,000 musical scores, 130,000 audio and video recordings, 4500 microform titles, and 281 active journal subscriptions. Learn more at lib.umd.edu/mspal
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 umaryland.worldcat.org by anyone with borrowing privileges. Severn Library is a closed-stacks facility, and not accessible to the general public.
Special Collections and University Archives is committed to acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary and secondary source materials that support the educational and research mission of the University. The Maryland Room, located in Hornbake Library, is the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives. Learn more at lib.umd.edu/special and lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=327283&p=2195776
Subject specialists at the University of Maryland Libraries are available for individual consultation on specific subject areas and can conduct training sessions for courses. Browse the listing of librarians by subject at lib.umd.edu/directory/specialists