Collection Management

This unit coordinates the addition of materials to the on-site and electronic collections of the UMBC Library, ensuring the best possible support for research and study by UMBC faculty, students, and staff. Faculty and librarians work together to achieve these goals and objectives.

Questions? Contact us at: 410-455-2341

Books on Shelf

Collection Management

The Collection Management Department:

We are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Library Liaisons

Gifts and Donations

As of July 1, 2017 the Kuhn Library will discontinue accepting most donations of general collection materials. However, Special Collections will continue to accept donations of photography materials, Special Collections materials, as well as archival books and materials.

Due to the ever increasing costs associated with the short-term and long-term storage of gifts and the associated resources required to sort, review, process, preserve, and maintain materials, the Library will cease most general book and media donations as of June 30, 2017.

For questions regarding on-campus donation of materials, please contact the Collection Management office at 410-455-2341 or

Special Collections will continue to accept funds and in-kind materials and should be contacted at 410-455-2353 or

Find more information on Giving to the Library, please read our Gifts and Donations information.


Deliveries can be made to the loading dock at the rear of the library. Please view the campus map to find the library location on campus.