601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore MD 21201-1512

Reference: 410-706-7996
Circulation: 410-706-7928

Corporate Services

Corporate Membership Benefits

Our corporate services offer:

  • Access to one of America’s most complete repositories of health sciences and human services information, both current and historic.
  • Access to a wide selection of electronic journals and databases available on computers located throughout the library.
  • Personalized business services, including literature research performed by an Information Specialist.
  • Convenient ability to purchase copies of Health Sciences and Human Services Library-owned articles, which we will deliver to you by email, mail, fax or pick-up.
  • A book service that allows your firm to request the retrieval of a book from the collection and have it made available for pick-up at our Circulation Desk.
  • Payment options for members include credit card or convenient monthly billing for charges incurred by your company.

Sign Up/Renew Membership

Please print out, complete and sign the Corporate Membership agreement and application form.

Renew a Corporate Membership

Please print out and complete the renewal form.

Mail or Fax Forms

  • Mail to:

    HS/HSL Administration
    601 W. Lombard Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201

  • Fax to: 410-706-3101

Payment Methods

Methods of payment accepted at the libraray include VISA, MasterCard, American Express, cash or check. Please note that billing is available once a Corporate Membership has been established.

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions about Corporate Membership, please send an email to corporate@hshsl.umaryland.edu or contact Library Administration at 410-706-7545.

Services & Fees

Annual Membership/Renewal Fees

  • Single Corporate $200 (includes 2 membership cards)
  • Additional Cards $100 per card

Services and Applicable Fees

Photocopy of articles available in HS/HSL collections $20.00* per article – electronic delivery
Rush Service $30.00 per article
Super Rush Service $55.00 per article
Borrowing Privileges No Fee
Book Retrieval $6.00
Rush Book Retrieval $16.00
Super Rush Book Retrieval $31.00
Billing for Services Monthly Billing Available
Consultations One free ($50 value)
Membership Card Use May be designated to different individuals to represent the company when picking up materials.

* Some publishers do not allow us to deliver content to corporate entities without additional fees. When this is the case we must purchase permission or purchase the article in order to transmit it. These charges will be added to the base fee of $20.

Services

Article Requests

Request a digital scan of an article owned by the HS/HSL to be delivered electronically. The cost is $20*/article (<50 pages). Rush and SuperRush delivery are also available for additional fees.

Request form

* Some publishers do not allow us to deliver content to corporate entities without additional fees. When this is the case we must purchase permission or purchase the article in order to transmit it. These charges will be added to the base fee of $20.

Ask a Reference Question

AskUs! (email or chat) or call us at (410) 706-7996

Borrow Books – Access the Library Catalog

Anyone who has borrowing privileges at the Health Sciences & Human Services Library must be registered in the Circulation system. The Circulation Policies are presented and explained to each borrower as she or he is entered into the system. A barcode is placed on the person’s identification card. This card must be presented before a transaction may take place.

Circulation Policy

Book Retrieval Service

You may request that a book be pulled from the Library’s stacks for you to later pick it up at the Circulation Desk. The fee for this service is $6.00 per book.

HS/HSL Workshops

Attend workshops on database searching, information management and more.

Workshop Schedule

Request a Consultation with an Information Specialist

If you need assistance in using a database or in developing a strategy for locating information on a specific subject, schedule a consultation with an Information Specialist. The first consultation is free. Additional consultations are charged at $50/hour. Call 410-706-7996 to schedule an appointment or fill out a request form.

Request a Literature Search

Information Specialists will perform computer literature searches for a fee. Please call the Reference Desk at 410-706-7996 for more information.

Request form

Fees

  • HS/HSL Databases(Medline, CINAHL, etc.):$20.00
  • Online Database Vendors(Dialog, STN, etc.): $20.00 plus cost of search

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs a Corporate Membership?

A non-library business or organization interested in checking out books from our collection or requesting research services needs to be a corporate member. Benefits of a Corporate Membership include the ability to allow anyone in your organization access to the book collection by using one of the two corporate cards provided. You may also request articles using our online Article Request service.

As a Corporate Member can I send an employee or courier to pick up books for my company?

Yes, for a fee of $6 per item billed monthly to your account you can make a request for the Library staff to locate materials and have them ready at the Circulation Desk for a courier to pick-up on your behalf.

How long does the membership last and how do I renew?

The Corporate Membership is good for one year and can be renewed by filling out the renewal form.

Cost information

We are billing back clients and need a detailed bill for our records. Can you provide this?

A Corporate Membership entitles the member to detailed billing for all services and articles requested. Billing is monthly and can be paid by check or credit card.

Do I need a Corporate Membership to visit your Library?

No, any member of the public may enter the library with a valid photo I.D. such as a driver’s license.

When should I use my membership card/barcode?

With a Corporate Membership you can use your membership barcode to view additional resources on-site, check out books or gain access to the Library. You can also renew your books online or electronically request copies of journal articles available in our collection.

Who is responsible for overdue fines on a Corporate Membership?

The company is responsible for lost books and overdue fines. Individual accounts require a photo I.D. and the borrower is responsible for all fines and fees that accrue on the account.

Who do I contact to set up a Corporate Membership?

If you would like to speak with someone about setting up a Corporate Membership contact the Administration Office (410) 706-7545 or (410) 706-8853.

How do I contact the departments that will handle my services?

  • For general Circulation questions, please contact (410) 706-7995.
  • For information about requesting articles or setting up an online account, please contact our Resources Department at (410) 706-3239.
  • For information about consultations and workshops, please contact the Reference and Research Department at (410) 706-7996.

How do I add another person to our Corporate Account and what is the cost?

A corporate card can be used by anyone in your company. You are provided two cards with your membership. Additional cards may be purchased for $100 each.

Larry Butler
Library Administration
Email: lbutler@hshsl.umaryland.edu
Phone: 410-706-7546; 410-706-7545
Fax: 410-706-3101

Aphrodite Bodycomb, MSM, MBA
Associate Director for Administration and Operations
Email: abodycomb@hshsl.umaryland.edu
Phone: 410-706-8853
Fax: 410-706-3101

Last edited on: Wednesday, April 23, 2014