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Library

UMGC's online library is available 24/7 to students around the globe.

As a University of Maryland Global Campus student, you'll have access to our extensive online library—a digital-first experience built from the ground up with your needs in mind. Request electronic delivery of journal articles and book chapters or ask for printed materials which can be mailed to you at no cost within the continental United States.

Library Mission

  • Educate students and the UMGC community about information and digital literacy for finding, evaluating, and using information successfully
  • Partner with faculty, administrators, and staff in building next generation learning solutions
  • Provide information resources not otherwise available to students, faculty, and staff
  • Preserve and promote UMGC's history

Who Can Access the Library

  • Students currently taking a class (access is activated one week before the class begins)
  • Faculty currently teaching a class (access is activated four weeks before the class begins)
  • Staff currently employed (access is activated when employment begins)

How to Access the Library

To access the library's 100+ research databases, research tutorials, and the library catalog, or to request help from one of our librarians, please visit the UMGC Library website.

UMGC Library by the Numbers

UMGC’s extensive online library supports the educational mission of the university by providing students, faculty, and staff with a variety of modern resources.

107+
Research Databases
There are more than 107 research databases searchable through UMGC Library’s OneSearch.
Source: UMGC institutional data
10M
Books Available
UMGC provides access to approximately 10 million books through the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium.
Source: UMGC institutional data
866K+
Database Uses
Students, faculty, and staff accessed our robust databases more than 866,000 times in 2014.
Source: UMGC institutional data
I don’t think there was ever a moment where I felt unprepared in regard to the resources provided by UMGC. I always felt like there was always some sort of access. UMGC has a really nice online library portal where I had a lot of access to documentation and books and online resources.

Deshauna B., BS in Information Systems Management, U.S. Army Reserve

 

History & Timeline

Discover how UMGC was started and learn about its milestones over the years.

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