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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

Library Locations

Map of campus libraries

There are six libraries on the College Park campus. Find your new favorite study spot by visiting them all! (We're not telling you ours... it's a secret!)


Study Spaces across the six campus libraries are great option for commuter students when heading off campus just to come back later doesn't make sense. 

The Libraries offer a wide variety of spaces across our locations. Some are first come, first served, while others are reservable. Search and reserve them on our Find a Space page. They can be filtered by location on campus, type of activity, features, and noise level.

Many students use the study carrels at McKeldin Library for quiet individual study or Zoom meetings. They are available without a reservation on the third floor, or you can reserve one on floors 4, 6, and 7.

The first floor of McKeldin also has a Focus Room, which you can click here to reserve 2 hours to a week in advance. There is also a Conversation Room in McKeldin if you are planning to study with a friend, which is reservable at this link.

Remember that there are six libraries on campus, you can find them on your favorite mapping app or use the interactive UMD Campus map and tap "Libraries"


Wind down at our reflection space in an alcove on the third floor of McKeldin Library (room 3214), ideal for meditation, reflection, or prayer.

Need a power nap between classes? McKeldin has two sleeping pods for naps up to 20 minutes. You can find them in the study area just past Footnotes Café.

Nap pods in McKeldin Library

Nap pod instructions

Nap pod instructions


Have little ones with you on campus? The Family Study Room at McKeldin Library is reservable here for up to two hours at a time. This room is locked when not in use, so upon arrival, come to the Tech Desk on the 2nd floor with your child(ren) to receive your key. The space features kid-sized furniture, along with children's books, toys, crafts, puzzles, and more. There are also two workstations, so you can study while the kids play!

Family room already reserved? Come to the second floor Tech Desk to check out a family kit for use in the library. These backpacks contain books, toys, puzzles, games, and coloring books, and are tailored to different age ranges (0-4 years, 4-8 years, and 8-12 years).