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Circulation FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions

Does having a Bulldog Card allow me to view what books Thurgood Marshall Library and other USMAI libraries provide?

The Bulldog Card also allows Bowie State University patrons to use resources from other libraries within the Universities of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium, and check out those materials as well. However, before a patron can have remote access to our catalog, their Bulldog Card must be registered at the Thurgood Marshall Library. Once registered, a patron can place requests on materials that are owned by other libraries within the USMAI. Loan periods for those items are determined by the patrons' status (undergraduate student, graduate student, staff, faculty) and by the borrowing privileges for the owning library.