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Library Service Frequently Asked Questions for Summer 2024

How do I check out books from other USMAI libraries?

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. 

Borrow Books Online from USMAI Libraries