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Your Best Request

Learn how to request items through the University Libraries in order to obtain them as quickly as possible.

UMCP & USMAI Books: Choosing Your Pick Up or Delivery Location

Every time you request a UMCP or USMAI book, you will be prompted to choose a pick up location.

You can choose:   

  • to pick up the book at any library on the UMCP campus. We'll hold books for you at the same library, or transfer them. 
  • to pick up the book at any USMAI library (unless the item is already on shelf at that location).   
  • to mail the book to your UMCP on-campus department (for faculty and staff only).  

ILL & UBorrow: Choosing Your Pick Up Location---New!

When you register with ILL Services, you will be prompted to choose a preferred pick up location from the following options:

  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Library
  • McKeldin Library
  • Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library 
  • Priddy Library at Shady Grove 
  • Department Delivery (for UMD faculty/staff with 20742 zip code only)

All books you request through ILL and UBorrow in the future will be delivered to that location by default.  

Want to verify or change your ILL pick up location?  Go to Change User Information in your ILL Services Account, or email

How long will my book stay on hold?

UMCP or USMAI book?

10 days

Email if you need it held longer 

ILL or UBorrow book?

Until the due date

Email if you need it held longer