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 Email: email@example.com
The Collection Management Department:
Provides direct support to faculty and liaisons in selecting library materials.
Offers training and assistance in using the library's ordering systems.
Shapes the library collection by establishing purchasing policies and adjusting departmental allocations for one-time and database purchases.
We are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Books written or edited by UMBC faculty and staff are actively collected by the library. Please notify the Collection Management Librarian if you have recently had a book published, so that copies can be purchased for the collection. One copy is cataloged and added to the Special Collections Faculty and Staff Collection.
There are more than one million items in the Library collection. For a further look at what your library holds, please see Find Books & Media.
Gifts and Donations
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 ceased most general book and media donations as of June 30, 2017.
Special Collections Donations
Special Collections will continue to accept donations of photography materials, Special Collections materials, as well as archival books and materials. Please contact Special Collections for further information - 410-455-2353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Collection Donations
The Library will continue to accept pre-approved donations from on-campus offices and current faculty, staff and students. Please contact the Collection Management office to discuss possible on-campus donations: 410-455-2341 or email@example.com.
meet collection criteria and needs
be discussed with the Collection Management department before acceptance
Acknowledgement letters will no longer be provided and the book donation form will serve as the only receipt.
At the discretion of the staff, gifts may be incorporated into the collection, exchanged for other materials, donated to other institutions, or sold.