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Why use Hornbake Library?

We know that there is a lot of confusion about what goes on in Hornbake Library. We hear the tour groups walk by and ponder why there are so many libraries on campus and why anyone would visit anything other than McKeldin. Here’s why you should come to Hornbake! Hornbake Library’s Special Collections provide access […]

Redesigned Website for Special Collections

Special Collections at University of Maryland Libraries

Yesterday, Special Collections staff were excited to see the roll out of our redesigned website. We spent many months brainstorming about how to serve you better by improving our web-presence. We hope you find it easier to locate the information you want to find, and that you are discover other types of resources you never knew about. Our guiding principles were simplicity and exposure. We hope you see past any divisions between collections to all the possibilities within our collections.

As you use our new website, please send your comments, questions and ideas to We anxiously awaits your input.


Delve deeper into history with Special Collections at University of Maryland Libraries


Laura Cleary

Instruction & Outreach
Special Collections, Hornbake Library
University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, MD 20742

Visit “How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris”

HOW WE MIGHT LIVE: The Vision of William Morris The exhibit is free and open to the public in the Maryland Room Gallery, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland from September 2012 through July 2013. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Extended hours, academic semester only: Wed 10am-8pm, Sun 1pm-6pm Access the digital exhibit  “How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris” available September […]


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