The University of Maryland Libraries
constitute the largest public research library in the state of Maryland
. Seven libraries are located at University of Maryland, College Park
campus, plus an additional library and media center located off-campus. A map showing the locations of the seven on-campus library branches can be seen .
The UM Libraries support research by students, scholars, and the public. The Libraries feature over 3 million volumes, more than 50,000 journal titles, numerous archives and special collections and a host of technological resources which enable remote online access to the Libraries' holdings and services.
A library/gym building was constructed on campus in 1893, which survived the Great Fire of 1912
; 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... Read More