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Borrow Books Online from USMAI Libraries

Use this guide and see how easy (and free) it is to use your registered Bulldog ID Card to borrow books online from the Maryland USMAI libraries.

Catalog USMAI Retired on May 23, 2024

Catalog USMAI retired on May 23, 2024.

Thurgood Marshall Library, along with the 17 libraries across the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), have implemented a new integrated library system (ILS), Primo, that is now live!

BSU Discovery, which replaces EBSCO OneSearch, will streamline search functions and your access to local resources and scholarly research. The new BSU discovery service allows better access and management of the Library’s print, electronic, and improved discovery of items across all State-wide institutions. You will see a new, more modern look and improved user experience.

BSU Discovery (

Contact the Library with any questions or check out our Alma/Primo LibGuide! Test the new site here.

Easy, Fast, and Free

The Thurgood Marshall Library (TML) is one of 17 libraries within the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium. BSU students have direct borrowing privileges at these libraries.

  • Books can be checked out with a current, registered Bowie Card either in person or online.
  • Books requested online are delivered to TML for pick up at the Circulation Desk. 
  • This guide and video tutorial shows you how to use the online request service. 

Borrowing books from a USMAI library is easy, fast, and free!