You can search Library holdings via the ' Library Quick Search' box located below. Using the same system you can also search all the USM libraries at once to see what books other schools in Maryland own that we do not.
Students/faculty/staff at SU may use the catalog's "Place Hold" feature to order books from these USM libraries at no cost. Books generally arrive within 3-4 working days, however some libraries do take longer to deliver their materials. Please note that if the book in question is also owned by Library, it is ineliglble for the "Place Hold" feature. This feature is only used for titles that Library does not own.
WorldCat is the name of a catalog that allows you to search the book holdings of essentially all the linked libraries in the United States and beyond. This is a fantastic way to find books that are NOT owned within the USM system that you want to use in your research.
If you find any books via WorldCat that are not owned within the USM sytem, you can order them at no cost to you from another library in a different state or city. The way that you do this is by using our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. ILL provides access to books in more than 8,000 libraries througout the country. However bear in mind that delivery can sometimes take several weeks due to the distance - a book coming from Idaho doesn't get here in just 2-3 days! - and so you will need to time your research properly to account for this.