The University of Maryland at College Park maintains eight libraries
including Architecture, Art, McKeldin, and Hornbake. With
your student ID,
you may check out circulating materials from any of these facilities.
Instructors typically place course readings on reserve at the Architecture or McKeldin libraries. Photocopy machines are located on all floors
of these libraries, and money can be added to your student account to make
copies at a reduced rate.
McKeldin, with the largest collection of books and journals on campus, is the primary library for graduate research. The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTL)
non-circulating collection is housed in the Maryland Room of McKeldin. To access this collection, bring the look-up information for the
materials you need. You will be asked to put your bag in the locker
provided before entering the security gate. Give the look-up
information to the librarian, who will retrieve the materials for you. Copy machines are there for your use.
Hornbake Library houses Archives and Manuscripts, the Katherine Anne Porter Room, the Library of American Broadcasting,
National Public Broadcasting Archives, the National Trust for Historic
Preservation Library Collection, and Nonprint Media Services.
Located on the second floor of the Architecture Building, the Architecture library has planning and architecture books and
periodicals, as well as Urban Studies and Planning studio reports. There is also a slide
collection available in the Elizabeth D. Alley Visual Resources
on the same floor. Librarians are available by appointment to assist with
your research needs.
The Art Library houses a collection of nearly 100,000 volumes in art
history, archaeology, and studio arts, including photography and graphic
design. The collection is designed to support upper-class, graduate
level, and research programs in art and art history.
The Art Library is located in Room 2213 on the second floor of the Art/Sociology Building. Additional information, including Art Library floor plans, a campus map
with driving directions, and information for people with disabilities are available.
The Urban Studies and Planning Library is a small collection of
planning books and periodicals donated by Dr. Melvin Levin. It is
located in the Caroline Hall
conference room (CAR 0100), which is always open to URSP students. To
check out books from the planning library, refer to the clipboard on
If the College Park libraries do not have what you need, consult the Interlibrary Loan
service on campus, or the nearby Library of Congress
. In addition, some of the campus libraries in the area have reasonable
collections and nice reading rooms, including those at American and
George Washington universities. And do not forget the resources of local
research centers such as the Brookings Institution
and the World Bank