This webpage provides updates about access to the Library building, online services, and information to support remote access to library resources.
Also includes links to COVID-19 specific resources.
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The Library building is closed. However, online services are available.
Online Reference Service
Online reference service is available seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. You may email the Information Services Staff with questions.
Accessing Library Resources Remotely
UMB students, faculty, and staff wishing to use our services and resources must do so remotely.
To login to the Library's online journals, databases, and e-books from off-campus, click on the blue Off-Campus Access button on the upper right-hand side of the Library's website. You will be prompted to enter your UMID and password. Anyone accessing online resources from on campus will not be prompted for a UMID and password.
You may email the Information Services Staff with access questions seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
Journal articles not owned by the Library may be requested through Request Articles & Books. E-journal articles will be filled when possible. Requests for print journal articles, book chapters and books cannot be filled and will be cancelled. Users may resubmit these requests once normal operations resume. Books from ILL that are due may be placed in the Library’s external book drop located to the left of the HS/HSL front doors or returned once the HS/HSL reopens. For questions, email Resource Sharing.
Returning or Renewing a Book
You may return a book in the Library’s external bookdrop located to the left of the HS/HSL front doors. Renew a book online using the My Account feature in the Library’s Catalog. No library fines will be accrued during the closure. All due dates for HS/HSL books have been advanced to June 1, 2020.
No books from other libraries will be delivered to the HS/HSL due to the closure.
Room reservations have been cancelled or postponed in an effort to support social distancing measures. We are not accepting any new meeting room reservations.
Free Access to COVID-19 Resources
University of Maryland, Baltimore
World Health Organization
U.S. Government Resources
State and Local Health Departments
Articles and Other Resources on COVID-19 Provided by Publishers and Societies