Welcome Back!

Jan 15, 2020

Try out these great services and resources in the library!

Spring (semester) is in the air, and your friends at the Kathryn A. Martin Library want to welcome students and faculty back to campus.  Here are some things you might like to know as you begin this new semester...

Chill with a bestseller, graphic novel, or board game from our first-floor collection. Browse in person, or view them in our catalog!

Board Game Collection


Graphic Novels

Book a study room for you or a group of friends. You can do that from the comfort of your phone or laptop. 

Book a Study Room (Did you know we also have two Sensory Study Rooms? Check out this story about our Sensory Study Rooms.) 

Have you downloaded the Bulldog Mobile App

Pause and take a relaxing break with a puzzle, located on the first-floor display table. Our Staff put out one 500 to 1000 piece puzzle each week. Find the edge pieces first!

Meet your subject librarians. The UMD Library has a great staff of liaison and subject librarians who can assist you with research, finding articles and books, and for citations.  Visit them on the 2nd floor!

Check out our collection of research guides (All the Subjects) and listing of 347 scholarly and academic databases, indexes and other powerful research repositories! 

Research Guides  

Explore our Databases 

Collaborate with friends and classmates on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. We encourage you to talk, design, draft, and converse about your projects and work because talking is allowed and welcomed!

Find solitude and quiet on the 3rd floor, complete with a reading room with great natural light and lovely views!  If you’re looking for extra quiet space, check out the 2nd Floor Annex (Tip: the Annex is where our Archives are located)

Discover your inner calm in the Library Annex with our new Library Zen Den. The Library created a space with calm, mindfulness, and stress reduction in mind.  The Zen Den is located in the Library’s Annex on the 2nd floor which is also a designated quiet zone. A table of journaling resources, meditation resources, and a weekly prompt is available in the Zen Den space.  This space will be developed throughout the semester, so be sure to check back for updates. The Zen Den is a partnership with UMD’s Health Services.

Still have questions about library services, spaces, and resources? Reach out to us via e-mail, or stop by the Circulation Desk and desk staff can help you find what you need!