COVID-19 Update

Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes have shifted to a hybrid model, with in-person and online instruction.

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Library Hours

Library staff will be available to respond to inquiries and assist with research references via Library Help Desk

The Library is open virtually; access is limited to pick up requested materials. Pick up request for library materials is by appointment only. Schedule your appointment from Library Book Check-Out Request.

Hours of Service via telephone Circulation Desk: 301-860-3870

*Library Closed: March 13 (Saturday) - 16 (Tuesday) for Spring Break. Library staff will be unavailable. The library inquiry will be delayed.

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Study rooms, reading areas, library computer stations are closed

Renewing books and other materials may be done electronically using the online catalog. The LibGuides on Renewing Online provides instruction.

Returning books can be returned via the book drop located outside in front of the Thurgood Marshall Library (facing the Administration Building). 

Interlibrary loan is avaiable. *Resource requests from other USM libraries is not available at this time.

 Fact Checking and Media Literacy

There is a new LibGuide "The Fact Checking and Media Literacy" that is available. Here, we will discuss some elements of "fake news", how to spot it and how to perform your own research using fact-checking resources.

 New York Times Bestsellers at the Library

What is your guilty pleasure? Do you enjoy nothing more than a rousing debate about the latest political figure with friends? Are you a secret voyeur, overly eager to snoop a peek into the popular public figure's private life? Click out the LibGuides for our Leisure Reading Collection.

 Library Card Registration

Registration and renewals are still required for staff members. Please use Thurgood Marshall Library Registration Form or contact the Circulation Desk (301-860-3870).