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Commuter Student Resource Guide

This is a collection of UMD Libraries resources, spaces, and services as well as some general campus resources that we feel may be very useful to UMD's commuter students

Research Assistance

You, yes you! Have a subject librarian to help with your research! Find your librarian using our list of subjects, by college, or by name! Librarians can provide one-on-one research assistance online, in-person, or over the phone!

Have a question for the library staff? Use the Chat With Us! button on the bottom right of the library's website to get in touch.

If you're working on a research project, try checking out our subject guides. They're full of links to helpful resources, and you can use them to schedule an appointment with a subject librarian who can help you find the best sources for your research.

Books, Equipment, and Media (Even Textbooks and chargers!)

As a student, you can check out and return books from any library in any public University in the University of Maryland System. You can borrow as many as you want! Whether it's to read for class or for fun! Information on how to find books and other items is available on our Find Materials page or feel free to stop by the first floor of any library location and check with a service desk. In McKeldin, it's the Library Services Desk

Our Top Textbooks program makes textbooks for popular classes readily accessible. Come to the Library Services Desk on the first floor of McKeldin to check out the majority of these books (the STEM Library also has . They're loanable for four hours at a time, to ensure that as many students as possible get an opportunity to use them.

Equipment such as chargers, laptops, calculators, and cameras can be rented from the TLC Tech Desk in McKeldin Library or at the STEM Library. You can even check out a VR headset! As a commuter, it's easy to use your entire phone or laptop battery up, we're here to help!