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Life Sciences

A guide serving Life Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics

Library Resources

Did you know there are 7 branch libraries at UMD? All of them offer something unique for students and researchers. From textbooks to poster printing, MakerSpaces to musical scores, we have something for every major. Check out the tabs in this box for some resources that may be of use to Life Sciences majors!

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Textbooks are expensive - and heavy! The UMD Libraries wants to save you both money and physical stress. We have top textbooks for many General Education Courses on reserve at McKeldin that you can check out for 4 hours at a time. Our Course Reserves program also lets your instructors put course materials on hold for their classes. Check out all of our textbook resources at the links below!

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Interested in mastering a skill outside the scope of your classes? Looking to improve your skill in a topic already taught? The Research Commons is here to help you out! We offer a variety of workshops and take requests from any campus group!

Looking for chargers, calculators, laptops, or other tech equipment? The Libraries at UMD have you covered. Stop by the McKeldin or STEM Library circulation desk to check out equipment, or visit the links below to see if we have what you need available.

Curious about 3D printing or laser cutting? What to check out the latest in VR technology? Stop by the UMD Libraries MakerSpaces and talk to our library staff to discover, explore, and use a variety of cutting edge tech. Click the links below to learn more.