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Spring Exam Hours Summary

May 6 - May 21, 2016
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 Noon - 2:00 a.m.

Exceptions:
Wednesday, May 18 - Thursday, May 19: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21: CLOSED



Atrium and Retriever Learning Center: always open. RLC access is by valid UMBC ID card swipe only.

Places to Study

Choose one or more to find the right space for you:




Booth, computer, and whiteboard in the Retriever Learning Center RLC

Retriever Learning Center (RLC)

The RLC is UMBC's best place for lively group study, scholarly discussion, collaboration, and academic coaching. This room features comfortable, mobile furniture so that students can design their own study spaces. Movable white boards and large monitors allow for collaboration.

Group Study, Conversation Allowed, Whiteboards, 24-hour, Computers, Individual Study

Large conference table in the Retriever Learning Center Seminar Room

Richard Roberts Seminar Room

This room in the RLC is available to UMBC students, faculty, and staff. It contains a small conference table, large-screen monitor, and a projector with cables to connect to your laptop. Reserve the seminar room for your group for periods up to 2 hours.

Group Study, Conversation Allowed, Reservable, 24-hour, Whiteboards, Presentation Space

Table and whiteboard in a Group Study Room

Group Study Rooms

These 10 rooms are available for a 3 hour period on a first-come, first-served basis to groups of 2 or more UMBC faculty, students, or staff. For information on obtaining and using these rooms, please visit the Group Study Room page.

Availability: Group study rooms
Study rooms with computer

Group Study, Conversation Allowed, Whiteboards, Computers

Open study room doors

Open Study Rooms

These 15 rooms are left open for students to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Each room has four seats. Room numbers are listed here.

Individual Study, Conversation Allowed

Podium and screen in the Presentation Practice Room

Presentation Practice Room (257)

This room has been set up for students to practice giving presentations, speeches, etc. Bring your flash drive to plug into our one-button recording system - when you're finished, you'll have a recording of your presentation to critique. To use this room, check out the key from the Circulation Desk.

Availability: Presentation Practice Room

Presentation Space, Conversation Allowed, Group Study, Individual Study

Digital Media Lab Mac and scanner

Digital Media Lab (DML)

The Digital Media Lab is open to all UMBC students, faculty, and staff and contains a Whisper Room, an Audio/Video Recording Room, and computer workspaces with editing software. For information on hours and available equipment, please visit the DML homepage.

Creation Space, Computers, Reservable, Group Study, Individual Study, Conversation Allowed

Rows of chairs and screen in the Screening Room

Screening Room (258)

Our Screening Room can hold up to 30 people, and features a Blu-ray/DVD player, Windows computer, HD Plasma TV, and VHS player. A minimum of 3 people is required to use the room. To reserve the Screening Room, please contact Library Media. Reservations are not required but do take precedence over walk-up appointments.

Group Study, Reservable, Conversation Allowed, Computers, Presentation Space

Doors and windows of faculty study rooms

Faculty Study Rooms

These 39 rooms are available to UMBC faculty, as well as visiting and Emeritus faculty. They are assigned each semester; to apply for a room, please fill out an application form.

Individual Study, Quiet, Reservable

Workstation in an Assistive Technology Room

Assistive Technology Rooms

Ask at the Circulation desk to access Rooms 121, 122, or 455. They are equipped with Jaws screenreader software, magnifiers, and scanners. Learn more about assistive technology facilities.

Individual Study, Computers

Stairwell from first to second floor

Floors 1, 2, and 7

The first, second, and seventh floors of the AOK Library have 160 computers (both Macs and PCs) for student use, as well as printers, scanners, and photocopiers.

Individual Study, Group Study, Computers, Conversation Allowed

Study tables

Floors 3 and 4

The third and fourth floors of the AOK Library are designated Quiet areas, so please keep volume to a whisper. These floors have 22 computers (PCs) for student use.

Quiet, Individual Study, Computers

Quiet sign and book stacks on Floor 5

Floors 5 and 6

The fifth and sixth floors of the AOK Library are designated Absolute Quiet areas at all times. These floors have 32 computers (PCs) for student use.

Individual Study, Absolute Quiet, Computers

Group table and large monitor in the 2nd Floor Study Area

2nd Floor Study Area

Head up to the 2nd floor and take a left at the Serials desk - there you'll find a group study space featuring whiteboards, big tables, and large monitors with cables to connect to your laptop.

Group Study, Whiteboards, Conversation Allowed

Chair near the windows in the Library Atrium

Atrium

The entry hall of the library is a vibrant social and conversation space. It hosts a coffee shop (Pura Vida hours) and is open 24 hours a day.

Individual Study, Group Study, 24-hour, Conversation Allowed

Lockers

Daily Lockers

Daily lockers are available to UMBC students, faculty, and staff for a 24 hour period. Daily locker keys are checked out at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please visit the Locker page.

Lockers

Semester Lockers

Semester lockers are a great place for UMBC students, faculty, and staff to store their study materials. They are assigned each Fall and Spring semester; to apply for a locker, please fill out an application form. For more information, please visit the Locker page.

Reservable

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Printing in the Library

Where can I print?

  • You can print from any of our computers (except when booted as Linux).
  • You must release and pick up the print job on the 1st, 2nd, or 7th floor, or in the RLC.

How much does it cost?

  • Black and white: $0.10 per side
  • Color: $0.70 per side

How do I pay?

  • UMBC Campus ID card
  • Add more money online using a credit card or using cash on the 1st floor at the Cash-to-Card machine
  • Guest card
  • Purchase using a $1 bill (gives you $.50 for printing) on the 1st floor at the Cash-to-Card machine

Equipment Loan

Did you know that the Library now loans laptops and a variety of audio and video equipment? Head up to the Library Media desk on the 2nd floor to borrow any of the equipment - available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please take a moment to read the Equipment Loan Policies page for detailed information about the program.


Video & Photography:

Picture of Canon Rebel CameraCanon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera includes an 18 megapixel sensor allowing it to capture beautiful, high resolution JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG images and also records full-HD video at 1920x1080/30p/24p, among other frame-rate options. The T3i kit also features a top-loading camera bag designed for DSLRs, a 16GB SD card, attached UV filter and lens cap holder, rechargeable battery, the necessary cords/cables and our Quick-Start Guide and instruction manual.

8 DSLR Cameras are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read the Quick-Start Guide

Read the Instruction Manual (PDF)


Picture of Canon Vixia Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder features a 3.28 megapixel censor and records full-HD 1920x1080p video directly to an SD card. The HF R400 also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization. For easy recording and instant playback, there's a 3" touch panel LCD as well. Included in the kit is a 32GB SD card, the necessary cables/cords and our Quick-Start Guide and instruction manual.

5 HD Camcorders are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Read the Quick-Start Guide

Read the Instruction Manual (PDF)


Picture of Manfrotto TripodManfrotto MKC3-H01 Tripod is designed for those times when space and weight are of primary concern. People on-the-go will appreciate this featherweight 2.54 lb five section tripod which supports up 3.31 lb and rises to a height of 5.05’ with the column extended, while breaking down to only 18” to fit easily in your bag. Leg angles can be lengthened or shortened quickly via the flip lever leg locks. The integrated quick release grip head has a large ergonomic, locking, fast-action handle a front tilt of 0° / +90°, a lateral tilt of -90° / +90° and a panning range of 360°.

3 Tripods are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Read the Instruction Manual (PDF)



Audio Recording:

Picture of Zoom Recorder

ZOOM H4n Recorder features true X/Y stereo mics with selectable recording patterns. It can record up to 4 channels of audio, with rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. XLR/TRS combo inputs let you connect a variety of gear. The recorder also features a built-in speaker and a 3.5mm output for connecting external speakers. A USB 2.0 port makes it easy to transfer files to a Mac or PC, or use the H4n as a live audio interface. It has a backlit LCD for easy control, and can operate on AA batteries, USB power, or wall power for versatility. The kit includes a 16GB SD card, batteries, the necessary cables/cords, stand adapter, windshield and our Quick-Start Guide and instruction manual.

2 ZOOM Recorders are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Read the Quick-Start Guide

Read the Instruction Manual (PDF)



Laptops:

 

Picture of Dell LaptopDell LATITUDE E6440 Laptop features Windows 7 Enterprise with a 2.70 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 8.0 GB of RAM. Installed on the machine are Microsoft Office 2013, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015, and Adobe Acrobat DC; additional software can be accessed through the VMware Horizon Client.

5 Dell Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Picture of MacBook ProMacBook Pro 13" Laptop features OS X Yosemite with Retina Display, a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. Installed on the machine are Microsoft Office 2011, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015, and Adobe Acrobat DC; additional software can be accessed through the VMware Horizon Client.

5 Mac Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis.



Other Available Equipment:

Picture of SanDisk Memory CardEXtra SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD Card is a Secure Digital High Capacity memory card. With 32GB of data storage capacity, the card provides ample space for photos and videos captured with your camera. It offers an SD Class 10 rating along with an Ultra High Speed Class 1 rating, featuring read speeds up to 30MB/s and write speeds of at least 10MB/s. A built-in write-protect switch prevents data from being accidentally modified, overwritten or deleted.

5 Extra SD Cards are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Picture of Samsung DVD Player/WriterSamsung Portable DVD Player/Writer has an exclusive A/V connection technology available in it which allows users to easily connect the TV media in the drive to the USB port to play audio-visual content. This external disc drive offers a variety of writing speeds of different types of media: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW and 8X DVD ± R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD + R Dual Layer, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer, 8X DVD + RW and 6X DVD-RW disc for burning.

5 DVD Player/Writers are available on a first-come, first-served basis


Picture of Mini ProjectorPortable Projectors are palm-sized projectors that come in at 1.4lbs and can project media up to 80 inches in size. Plug it into either a PC or use a USB drive and present slide presentations, photos and videos. For video playback, we suggest plugging the projector into a PC. The included remote allows you to control the projector from across the room (especially helpful for presentations and photo slideshows). Note: with the included cables, this projector does not connect to Apple products.

2 Portable Projectors are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Read the Instruction Manual (BenQ Joybee GP1--no HDMI connection)

Read the Instruction Manual (Aaxa P300 Pico--HDMI connection)


Upcoming Events

 Other events scheduled in the Library can be found on the UMBC Scheduler or Room 259 Calendar.

  • Relax and Refuel!

    Date: Wednesday May 11th at 2:00pm

    Summary: Free Tea and Snacks Massage Chair Coloring Board Games And much more!



Library News

  • Archives Gold #31: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th
    Special Collections continues our archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th, a special series showcasing 50 different objects that tell the story of UMBC. This week we present two video tapes from the Fifth and Fourth Annual Keith Porter Lectures on Cell Biology and a schedule of Porterfest. 

    Keith R. Porter Lecture Series Sponsored by the American Society for Cell Biology Video Cassette Tapes, 1986. Keith Porter Papers, Coll 018, University Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) 

    Keith R. Porter was a UMBC professor from 1984 to 1987, serving as chair in the Biological Sciences department. Porter had a distinguished career.  He was known as one of the founders of the modern science of cell biology and was instrumental in the founding of the American Society for Cell Biology. Since its inception, the American Society for Cell Biology, has hosted annual lectures named in memory of Keith Porter, during which an eminent cell biologist is awarded recognition by the society.  

    To celebrate Porter's 75th birthday on June 11, 1987 and to mark his retirement as chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, UMBC designated June 19, 1987 as Keith Porter day. The university invited Porter's former students, post-docs, colleagues, and other friends to join in a celebratory banquet in Porter's honor known as Porterfest. A schedule of the event can be seen below. 

    Porterfest 87 Schedule, 1987. Keith Porter Papers, Coll 018, University Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) 

    Check out the new exhibit on Keith Porter in the Library Gallery entitled The Glass Knife

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  • Archives Gold #30: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th
    Special Collections continues our archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th, a special series showcasing 50 different objects that tell the story of UMBC. This week we present a photograph from the Vietnam war protests at UMBC. 


    Skipjack, 1970. UPUB S2-001. University Publications, University Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) 

    A large period of activism on the UMBC campus involved Vietnam war protests in the late 60s and early 70s. Both students and faculty at UMBC campaigned and protested against the war in a variety of ways including a "Teach-In," where faculty and students discussed the pros and cons of the war, various multi-day moratoriums in conjunction with the surrounding community, and participation in the nationwide Work for Peace, a national demonstration of anti-Vietnam war sentiment.  


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  • Archives Gold #29: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th
    Special Collections continues our archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th, a special series showcasing 50 different objects that tell the story of UMBC. This week we present a Maryland Senate Bill detailing the authorization of four new branches of the University of Maryland system. 


    Maryland Senate Bill 73, "An Act to Authorize and Empower The University to Establish Branches, One in Baltimore County, One in the Central Eastern Shore Area, One in the Central Western Maryland Area, and One in the Southern Maryland Area," April 30, 1963. Coll107, UMBC Historical Documents, University Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) 

    In 1963, the state of Maryland passed legislation authorizing the building of four new University of Maryland branches: one in Baltimore County, one in the Central Eastern Shore area, one in the Central Western Maryland area, and one in the Southern Maryland area. The branch in Baltimore County, which would later become known as the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was the only university to be founded as a result of this legislation. The state of Maryland intended for the new university in Baltimore County to prevent further overcrowding at the College Park campus and to "serve as a nucleus for scientific research and development." 

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  • Archives Gold #28: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th
    Special Collections continues our archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th, a special series showcasing 50 different objects that tell the story of UMBC. This week we present a plaque from 1991 presenting the Women's Union with a Community Service Award. 


    Women's Union Plaque, 1991. University Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) 

    The Women's Union, a student organization working to promote women's interests and activities on the UMBC campus, first formed in 1971. Some of their early projects included film series, women's art exhibits, women's studies courses, and debate series. By September of 1991, an official Women's Center was opened in Gym I, hosting meetings, workshops, and events that focused on women's issues. The Women's Center continues to operate to this day, sponsoring a variety of programs including LGBTQ+ meetings, Returning Women student forums, and Women of Color Coalition meetings.  

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  • Celebrate National Library Week at UMBC
    It's our favorite time of year - National Library Week! In addition to promoting all of the great services and resources available in the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, we'll also be asking why YOU love the Library.

    Your friendly campus librarians will be at two events offering you a chance to win pens, travel mugs, and a $100 gift card! Visit us at:

    1. Commuter breakfast, Tuesday April 12 from 8:30-10:30 in the Commons Main Street
    2. Library Atrium, Wednesday April 13 from 12-2pm with the Baltimore County Public Library


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