Forget your laptop? Want to try out an e-book reader?
Borrow a laptop, e-reader, camera or charger through the Libraries Equipment Loan Program.
Though not all libraries offer the same equipment, the following devices are available for loan to students at the McKeldin Library Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC):
Check TLC item availability online.
You can pay for Printing and Copying in the Libraries in one of two ways:
You can also send a print job to the Libraries printers from your personal computer anywhere on campus.
You can request a book from the stacks at any of our campus libraries and have it delivered either to a different library on campus or to the service desk at the library where the book is housed.
If a book’s status in the catalog says “On Shelf,” you should be able to request it through the catalog. Materials that are not books or books with the status “On Shelf/Non-Circulating” cannot be requested.
For instructions, see the guide to Requesting Materials on the Shelf.
McKeldin Library has a number of individual study rooms, known as study carrels, on the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th floors.
3rd Floor study carrels are open to all library users on a first-come, first-served basis. These rooms cannot be reserved.
4th Floor study carrels are open to all University of Maryland-affiliated library users for 4- or 8-hour reservations. You may reserve a study carrel on these floors by using our online system.
6th and 7th Floor study carrels are reserved for faculty and PhD students in candidacy for a full semester at a time.
Through interlibrary loan (ILL), you can obtain books and articles from journals not held in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) system. Books, periodical articles, dissertations, microforms, government documents, and technical reports are just some of the types of materials that can be obtained for you.
Graduate students and faculty may also request electronic copies of articles available in the Libraries through ArticleExpress. With ArticleExpress, the Libraries will scan in copies of materials from print and microfilm copies held at College Park and deliver them to you via your e-mail.