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Library Service Frequently Asked Questions for Spring 2024

How do I check out print books at the Library?

Online program students are welcome to visit the Thurgood Marshall Library, and access print resources. Online students can request print books from other USMAI (University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutes) member libraries via Catalog USMAI with a valid Bulldog Card (Student ID).

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.