Study at the Library!

Fall Semester Hours Summary

August 29 - December 6, 2018
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Midnight
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 Noon - 12:00 Midnight

Exceptions:
Sunday, September 2: 12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, September 3 (Labor Day): CLOSED
Wednesday, November 21: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving): CLOSED
Friday, November 23: CLOSED
Saturday, November 24: 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:




Table and whiteboard in a Study Room

Group Study Rooms

These 16 rooms are available to any UMBC faculty, students, or staff. You can reserve one ahead up to five days in advance. Reservations are limited to 3 hours per person or group each day. Book yours today!

Group Study, Conversation Allowed, Whiteboards, Computers, Reservable

Table with seating for one in a Study Room

Individual Study Rooms

These 6 rooms are available to any UMBC faculty, students, or staff. You can reserve one ahead up to five days in advance. Reservations are limited to 3 hours per person each day. Book yours today!

Individual Study, Conversation Allowed, Quiet, Reservable

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 (140)

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

Open study room doors

Open Study Rooms

These 12 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. Reserve the Presentation Practice Room. Reservations are not required but do take precedence over walk-up appointments. You can check out the key at the Check Out desk.

Availability: Presentation Practice Room

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

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. Book time in the Whisper Room or Audio/Video Recording Room here. 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 is designed for groups to view films. It 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. Reserve the Screening Room. Reservations are not required but do take precedence over walk-up appointments. You can check out the key at the Check Out desk.

Reservable, Conversation Allowed, Presentation Space

Doors and windows of faculty study rooms

Faculty Study Rooms

These 32 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 Check Out 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 sign - 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 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 Check Out 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 can print from any laptop or mobile device using Pharos MobilePrint.
  • 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 $1 for printing) on the 1st floor at the Cash-to-Card machine


Equipment Loan

Did you know that the Library loans laptops and a variety of audio and video equipment? Laptops are available at the Check Out Desk. For everything else, head up to the Digital Media Lab (DML) on the 2nd floor - all equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Software loaded on the laptops is listed here. Full descriptions of the available equipment and instruction manuals are available on the DML homepage. Please take a moment to read the Equipment Loan Policies and Laptop Loan Policies pages for detailed information about the program.


At the Check Out Desk:

Picture of Dell Laptop Dell LATITUDE E6440 Laptop 10 available
Picture of MacBook Pro MacBook Pro 13" Laptop 10 available


In the Digital Media Lab:

Picture of Canon Rebel Camera Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera 8 available
Picture of Canon Rebel T5i DSLR Camera Canon Rebel T5i DSLR Camera 8 available
Picture of Nikon D3000 Digital Camera Nikon D3000 Digital Camera 5 available
Picture of Canon Vixia Camcorder Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder 5 available
Picture of GoPro HERO4 Silver GoPro HERO4 Silver 2 available
Picture of Manfrotto Tripod Manfrotto MKC3-H01 Tripod 3 available
Picture of Revo SR-1000 Shoulder Mount Revo SR-1000 Shoulder Mount 2 available
Picture of JOBY GripTight Phone Mount JOBY GripTight Phone Mount 3 available
Picture of Zoom Recorder ZOOM H4n Recorder 2 available
Sony Lavalier Microphone Sony ECM-44B Lavalier Microphone 5 available
Polsen Wireless Microphone Polsen Wireless Microphone System 8 available
Picture of SanDisk Memory Card EXtra SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD Card 5 available
Picture of Samsung DVD Player/Writer Samsung Portable DVD Player/Writer 5 available
Picture of Aaxa P300 Pico Projector Aaxa P300 Pico Projectors 2 available

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Upcoming Events

 Other events scheduled in the Library can be found on the full Events page.

  • How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search

    Date: Monday October 22nd at 12:00pm

    Summary: Patent searching can be a daunting and overwhelming process. Come learn how to conduct preliminary patent searches of U.S. patents and published applications using free online resources of the...


  • ScholarWorks@UMBC Training

    Date: Wednesday October 24th at 12:00pm

    Summary: Brown Bag during training session from 12-1, optional workshop with examples and discussion from 1-2. Interested in finding out how to search for your department’s thesis or dissertations or your...


  • Copyright Brown Bag

    Date: Monday October 29th at 12:00pm

    Summary: Have questions about copyright? Learn all about copyright and how it relates to your teaching and research. This workshop will cover the basics of copyright law, the public domain, Creative...


  • EndNote Basic Workshop

    Date: Wednesday October 31st at 12:00pm

    Summary: Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in the web-accessible citation manager. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring references,...


  • Workshop: The ABC’s of Labs

    Date: Wednesday November 28th at 12:00pm

    Summary: Come and learn the secrets of selecting, working and succeeding in a professional academic lab.



Library News

  • Associate Director, Library Technology & Digital Strategies
    Job no: 492772
    Work type: Faculty- Librarian
    Location: UMBC Campus
    Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Library


    Department:Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery


    Responsibilities:

    The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks an experienced manager to become a key member of the Library Executive Team and to provide future vision, oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the library’s information technology infrastructure including the exploration, integration and implementation of new and emerging technologies.  This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Library Director. 

    The Associate Director works closely with the UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to advise library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems that will advance the library’s vision, mission and strategic plan (https://library.umbc.edu/admin/StrategicPlan2018.pdf).

    • Leads the library’s investigation and implementation of emerging technology to better serve library’s clientele.
    • Develops a technology plan that builds on the University and Library strategic plans to address new opportunities and pursue possibilities of adapting and applying technology solutions.
    • In collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors, participates in library planning; serves on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council.
    • Represents the UMBC Library on appropriate state, regional and national committees.
    • Represents the UMBC Library in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions technology projects.
    • Works in partnership with the campus DoIT for discovery, planning and implementation of new technology and insures that library systems and computing are robust and operational.
    • Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and costs.
    • Provides leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives.
    • Oversees Library Information Technology Services composed of library faculty and staff and student employees and works with other areas of the library and university that are affiliated with technology.
    • Manage a full time staff of four and student workers.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
    • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in an academic library setting.
    • Demonstrated experience and scholarship to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II and to meet the university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook https://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook
    • Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
    • Demonstrated experience in implementing new technologies or services, e.g. virtual servers, immersive technologies, and maker spaces.
    • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience managing and developing staff.
    • Proven leadership and management skills.
    • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
    • Ability to work collaboratively across the University to advance the technology needs of the library and library users.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both verbally and in writing.

      Preferred Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
    • Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, client side computing and cloud technology.
    • Experience developing IT policies for workflows and software support.
    • Experience working with assistive technology for accommodation and accessibility.
    • Demonstrated record of participation in relevant professional associations and ongoing professional development.
    • Experience working with a larger campus information and computing group.
    • Experience working in a consortia of libraries.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Application materials must include a CV/resume; a cover letter which addresses your 5 year vision of the University Library of the Future; three references including names, addresses and phone numbers.

    Questions:

    For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese at reeset@umbc.edu

    For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana at laldana@umbc.edu

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 31, 2018.

    Salary & Benefits:

    This position is a full time (40 hours/week), 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Salary commensurate with experience—minimum salary $48,001. Comprehensive benefits.

    The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.

    Hours:Full-time 

    About UMBC:

    UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.

    Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).

    Equal Opportunity Statement:

    UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Accommodation:


    If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Work Authorization:

    As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
      
    Advertised: 04 Oct 2018 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open Until Filled

    Apply Here

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  • Ebsco Comprehensive eBook Collection Trial
    UMBC now has trial acess to Ebsco's Comprehensive eBook Collection .  

    The Collection offers access to approximately 200,000 multidisciplinary ebooks with unlimited multi-user access and viewing, borrowing, and downloading options. The Collection includes works from leading publishers across the academic spectrum.

    The trial runs October 1- November 16, 2018 and is part of a consortium-wide trial.

    Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to explore the collection and provide feedback. Please use the comments section below to tell us what you think.


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  • ProQuest Academic Complete Trial
    UMBC now has trial access to Proquest's Academic Complete ebook collection. 

    Academic Complete offers access to approximately 150,000 multi-disciplinary ebooks with unlimited multi-user access and DRM-free chapter downloads. The collection includes works from across the academic spectrum from leading publishers. 

    The trial runs October 1 - November 16, 2018 and is part of a consortium-wide trial. 

    Students, faculty, and staff are highly encouraged to explore the collection and provide feedback. Please use the comments section below and tell us what you think.

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  • Associate Director, Head of Public Services

    Job no: 492757

    Work type: Faculty- Librarian

    Location: UMBC Campus

    Categories: Library

    Department:Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

    For more information visit: https://library.umbc.edu/

    Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Library Director, the incumbent will be the head of Public Services and provide leadership and strategic visioning for the departments of Reference Services, Circulation/Media Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Special Collections & Library Gallery at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. Specific duties include:

    Develop, set and assess the strategic direction for Circulation/Media, Special Collections, Reference, and Interlibrary Loan Departments;

    Ensure that goals and strategic direction align with the Library’s Strategic Plan;

    Lead departmental managers who are responsible for Circulation/Media, Special Collections, Reference, and Interlibrary Loan Departments;

    Participate in library planning in collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors;

    Serve on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council; and

    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required. 

    Five years’ professional experience with progressive responsibility, including a minimum of three years’ experience managing and developing staff in an academic library, particularly in access services areas.

    Proven knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, procedures, and best practices related to at least three of the public services areas: circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan), information services, and stacks management.

    A record of successful collaborative work in a complex environment, such as a consortium or multi-type library.

    Proven leadership and management skills.

    Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.

    Demonstrated commitment to high-quality user service.

    Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and person-ably both verbally and in writing.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working with Ex Libris products.

    Experience working directly in one (or more) of the public services departments: Reference, ILL, Circulation/Media, Special Collections & Library Gallery.

    Experience with budgeting in an academic library setting.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume or curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a personal statement demonstrating a commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education.

    Questions:

    For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese at reeset@umbc.edu 

    For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana at laldana@umbc.edu or at (410) 455-2356

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    For best consideration, please respond by October 22, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Salary & Benefits:

    The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Salary is commensurate with experience starting at $85,000.

    The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.

    Hours:Full-time 

    About UMBC:

    UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.

    Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).

     Equal Opportunity Statement: 

    UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Accommodation:

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Work Authorization:

     As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

      

    Advertised: 27 Sep 2018 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: Open Until Filled

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  • Did your professor say something about Course Reserves?
    Course Reserves are course-related materials made available, either electronically or physically, through the UMBC Library. Items that may be on reserve for a class include: books, videos, textbooks, articles, and book chapters.  While an item is on course reserve its loan period is shortened, usually to three hours, so that it can be accessed by a greater number of students throughout the semester.

    You can check whether your professor has put anything on reserve by going to https://library.umbc.edu/reserves/.

    Note: The library does not normally purchase textbooks.  Many of our reserves are personal copies provided by generous faculty members!  Others are purchased at the request of faculty members.

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