The Library is virtually open. Library materials can only be picked up by appointment.
Mon-Thurs 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Library hours are adjusted during breaks and the summer and winter sessions. Check the library Webpage for schedule changes.
Take a look at the current list of course reserve materials.
Don't see what you're looking for? Visit or contact the Circulation Department at 301-860-3870.
Course Reserve items are selected by your professors and have limited checkout periods. These textbooks or supplementary materials range from full books, to chapter excerpts, journal articles and occasionally media items. They are available at the Circulation Desk and must be checked out using your Bulldog ID Card. Course Reserve items can not leave the library, but you are free to scan and make copies of Course Reserve items.
In order to find your Course Reserve materials easily, please have the title and call number of the items you are requesting. This information is usually provided in your syllabus or by your professor.
What is Course Reserves?
Course Reserves provides you with access to essential readings and media for your classes as requested by your instructor and are easily located at the Circulation Desk. Course Reserves can include books, media, articles and selected readings.
If you have any questions about the availability of a Course Reserve item, please call 301-860-3871.
How do I use Course Reserve materials?
Can I renew a course reserve item?
An item on reserve may be renewed in person as long as there are no other requests for it. Users of 24-hour reserve items must wait one day after returning an item before checking it out again. Note: Reserve items may be renewed only at the Circulation Desk and cannot be renewed online.
Will I be fined if I don't return a Course Reserve item?
Overdue fines for Course Reserves books are $2.50/hour. This fee is designed to ensure these books remain available to as many students as possible.
Please remember that you are responsible for items you borrow. Handle each item with care and return it promptly. A fine may be imposed for mishandled or damaged materials.