Featured Service: Borrow A/V equipment from the Digital Media Lab

Spring Semester Hours Summary

January 28 - May 10, 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, March 18: CLOSED
Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24: CLOSED




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

Spring Exam Hours Summary

May 11 - May 25, 2018
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 23: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 24: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 25: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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

Reservable Study Rooms

These 20 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

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. To use this room, check out the key from the Check Out 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. 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 34 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.

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Library News

  • Making a video? Use high quality equipment!
    Did you know that you can check out cameras, microphones, and mounts from the Library?  It’s true!  The AOK Library Digital Media Lab (DML) provides all UMBC students, faculty and staff with tools to create and edit audio and video.

    Equipment can be checked out for three days at a time.  Read about your equipment options and access instruction manuals here: https://library.umbc.edu/media/dml.php

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  • We know you need brain fuel...
    Food is allowed in AOK Library and the RLC.  Drinks are too, but in a covered container please!  We do ask that you avoid pricey equipment like photocopiers, printers, computers, microform readers, the Digital Media Lab, and Special Collections.

    Spills sometimes happen - please clean up as best you can and alert library staff so they can check books and furniture for damage. Paper towels are available in the bathroom if you need them.

    And when you’re finished, toss your trash in a bin!  There are several on each floor.  Happy studying!

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  • Need research help on the run?
    The AOK Library can now take your questions by text message!  Save us in your contacts as 410-762-4265 (that's 410-762-4AOK). 

    We'll be answering chats during Reference Desk hours.  If you send a message after close, we'll get back to you the next day.

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  • Borrow a laptop for a day

    Did you know that you can pick up a laptop from the Library’s Check Out desk?  We have 10 Macs and 10 Dells that are loaned out on a first-come first-served basis.


    In order to make laptops available to as many people as possible, laptops may not be renewed, and patrons must wait 24 hours to check out another.


    Availability and more information: http://lib.guides.umbc.edu/laptops

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  • Looking for a place to study?
    The Library has two types of study rooms available for student use:
    • Reservable Study Rooms: These 20 rooms can be reserved up to five days in advance. Reservations are limited to 3 hours per person or group each day. Book yours today!
    • 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.  They are located on the Quiet Floors: rooms 553-558 and 653-658.

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