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The UMD Libraries are a key academic resource that supports the teaching, learning, and research goals of the university. The various materials collected by the libraries can be accessed by students, scholars, and the general public. The libraries feature 4 million volumes and a substantial number of e-resources (including more than 17,000 e-journal titles), a variety of archives and special collections, and a host of technological resources which enable remote online access to the Libraries' holdings and services. They are members of both the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)[2] and the University System of Maryland and Affiliate Institutions (USMAI). The libraries are currently ranked 10th in electronic resources as a percentage of total library materials by the 115-member Association of Research Libraries.[3][4]




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A library/gym building was constructed on campus in 1893, which survived the Great Fire of 1912;[5][6] the building, which stood where Tydings Hall now stands, was razed in 1958.[7] A new library building, called Shoemaker Library (now known as the Shoemaker Building), was constructed in 1931 (named for Samuel M. Shoemaker, chairman of the Board of Regents from 1916 to 1933), and served as the university's main library until the construction of McKeldin Library in 1958.[8][9]


The university's library became a Federal depository library in 1925, a status it has held since. In 1965, the library system became the Regional Depository for Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.[10]


McKeldin Library is the main branch of the University of Maryland Library system. Constructed in 1958, the building is named for Theodore McKeldin, the former Governor of Maryland.[14] McKeldin Library is one of the largest buildings on campus,[15] consisting of seven floors and a basement.[16] Located at the western end of McKeldin Mall, the library is home to the university's General Collection.[17] and the 90,000 volume East Asia Collection.[18] McKeldin Library also serves as a regional Federal depository library, housing the U.S. Government Information, Maps & GIS Services collection,[19] and previously hosted the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)[20] until the summer of 2012, when MITH moved to its new home in the university's Hornbake Library. Also housed in McKeldin Library are several computer labs, a copy shop, and Footnotes Café.[21]


McKeldin Library remains open to students, faculty, and staff on a 24/5 schedule most of the Fall and Spring semesters (from 11am Sunday morning to 8pm Friday night), in order to provide late night study hours for university students; A UMD (College Park) identification card is necessary to gain access to the building during the late night study hours (after 11pm and before 8am). Note: During Fall and Spring semesters McKeldin library is closed to all users on Fridays after 8pm. Saturday open hours are from 10am to 9pm. 24/5 re-opening is at 11am Sunday morning.[22]


Former Dean of Libraries Patricia Steele announced plans to gut the second floor of McKeldin during the summer of 2010 in order to make room for a new "Terrapin Learning Commons" (commonly referred to as the TLC). Steele hoped to "reevaluate" all seven of the library's floors, with the ultimate goal of (gradually) transforming McKeldin into a study-oriented, laptop-friendly central library for the university, and perhaps creating a floor specifically designed for graduate students.[23][24][25]The new laptop-friendly learning commons opened for the Fall 2011 semester, with plans to add multimedia workstations and lockers which can recharge laptops in between classes. A graduate-only study room opened later during the fall semester.[26] In September 2012, the TLC expanded to include a Tech Desk,[27] which provides a variety of services, including equipment loan, and specialized printing support.[28]


Hours: Visitor parking is enforced seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight, unless otherwise noted on the meter. With the exception of Labor Day, meters are not enforced on university-observed holidays.


Visitors and vehicles displaying state-issued disabled parking identification may park in designated visitor spaces including those that are ADA accessible. Parking in campus lots that begin with a letter or number during restricted hours is not permitted. This includes accessible spaces.


At individual metered spaces: Guests with disabilities may park at individual metered spaces for twice the amount of time listed on the meter OR four hours, whichever is shorter, and do NOT need to pay for parking during that time.


Designated visitor parking on campus is available using digital pay stations in one surface lot and four parking garages. A limited number of metered spaces are also located around campus, and many faculty and staff lots offer unrestricted parking during evening hours.


Parking fines and towing fees will put a damper on your UMD visit. So, before you hit the road, review your parking options, their hours of operation, and what they cost. Here are the 9 best places for visitors to park at the University of Maryland, both on and off campus.


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