Libraries' OER Guide
The Libraries have compiled an online guide that highlights resources available to both faculty and students who are seeking more information about Open Educational Resources. Along with concise list of OER search engines, you will find further explanation of Creative Commons Licenses, a selection of open textbooks by subject, and chances for students to get involved in the OER movement.
Faculty members can place materials on reserve to allow students free access to course content. Please visit the Course Reserves page to learn more about how reserves can be integrated into ELMS, and for further details on our new Top Textbooks on Reserve.
When you quickly need items that are currently unavailable or not owned by the UMD Libraries, use UBorrow.
UBorrow is a service of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). It enables you to search for and request print books and other items directly from 15 university libraries and the Center for Research Libraries, with combined collections of more than 90 million volumes.
Advantages to using UBorrow include:
- Receive items faster than with recalls or Interlibrary Loan. Typical turnaround time is within one week.
- Keep items longer than with Interlibrary Loan. Loan periods are 3 months with guaranteed 1 month renewal.
- Items will not be recalled except under unusual circumstances.
Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowers may obtain books, articles, and other materials not held in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) system.