The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery will remain closed until further notice. As the response to the Coronavirus continues, updates to library services and hours will be posted on myUMBC and the website.

Technical Services Department

This unit performs two main functions, Acquisitions and Bibliographic & Metadata Services. Together, the two comprise ordering, processing, and describing of materials for the collection so that researchers can find them in various database searches.


Questions? Contact us at: 410-455-2344
Email the Technical Services Department
Fax: 410-455-1598 

Call number labels on books

Monographic Purchasing Procedures During the COVID-19 Campus Closure:

While we hope to be able to provide the exact items needed, it is often not possible. Please consider alternative resources. Consult the Libguides and your reference librarians for assistance.

If you are a faculty member who wants to order material to be put on Reserve, please submit your request through the Reserves system. Library Circulation or Library Media staff will submit necessary orders to Acquisitions.

Liaison Info

Each academic department appoints a Selector, who works with an assigned Reference Librarian, to select and order library materials in support of the curricular and research needs of their department.


Bibliographic & Metadata Services

Bibliographic & Metadata Services creates and maintains catalogusmai; provides leadership in the organization of the Library's collections; maintains the Library book collections in good physical condition within the constraints of our resources for preservation; and manages daily operations of the Library's integrated system.