COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes are following a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction.

Reference & Information Services


The primary mission of Reference & Information Services is to support undergraduate and graduate academic programs through library instruction and to promote information literacy.

Reference librarians are on the desk to help you during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday:11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: 2 p.m. to 7p.m.

Each Reference Librarian is a liaison to an academic department at Bowie State.  Liaisons and faculty work together to develop support materials and build the library's collection.  We also offer one-on-one reference appointments, walk-in clinics, classroom visits, and more.

Faculty can arrange in-class or in-library instruction sessions by filling out a request form and submitting it online, in-person, or by e-mail.

   *7 days notice is required for scheduling for library instruction classes.

   *A librarian will contact you by e-mail or phone to confirm your request in 48hrs.

Thurgood Marshall Library Instruction Online Request

Instruction Request PDF (submit in-person to the Reference Department)

For more information about library instruction, see Faculty Resources at TML.

Please contact any of the Reference librarians for reference assistance:

Roy Joynes: 301-860-3988

Phillip Tajeu: 301-860-3864