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601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore MD 21201-1512

Information Services: 410-706-7995

By the Numbers

Distinguished as the first library established by a medical school in the United States, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) provides collections and services for faculty, staff, and students of the University of Maryland, Baltimore as well as for the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

The Library also serves as the Regional Medical Library for the Southeastern/Atlantic Region in the National Library of Medicine's National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Southeastern/Atlantic Region serves 10 southeastern states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Use 762,622 Page Views of Website
  5,432 Reference Questions and Consultations
  108,523 Physical and Ebooks Circulated
  694 Consults
  221 Education Sessions Held
  4,785 Class Participants
  51 Online Tutorials
  52,988 Views of Online Guides
  14,590 Item Requests Fulfilled through Document Delivery and ILL for UMB users
  12,759 Loans and Documents Provided to Other Libraries
  237,893 Visitors to 601 W. Lombard Street
  160 In FY 2018, Number of Successful 3-D Print Projects Completed at the Innovation Space
  875 In FY 2018, Number of Posters Printed
Holdings 108 Databases
  5,091 Currently Received Serial Titles
  17,400 E Book Titles
  360,129 Print Volumes
  7,514 Items in Digital Archive
Outreach 214 Outreach Service Sessions
  7,056 People Served by Sessions
  2 Regional Medical Library (RML) National Exhibits
  25 RML State/Regional/Local Exhibits (5/1/2018- 4/30/2019)
  67 Projects Funded by RML (5/1/2018- 4/30/2019)
  $546,598 Total Awarded to Projects Funded by RML (5/1/2018- 4/30/2019)
Space 57 Public Access Computers
  2 Wireless Networks for Laptops and Mobile Devices
  3 Classrooms Fully Equipped with Computers
  2 Video Conference Rooms
  41 Group Study Rooms (18 technology-enhanced)
  101 Individual Study Carrels
    Bioinformation and Data Science Computer
    Collaborative Learning Room
    Innovation Space (3D printers and hands-on equipment)
    Presentation Practice Studio (video recording and editing equipment)
Staff 25 Faculty Librarians
  55 All Library Staff

*Most of these figures are based on data reported for the 2017-2018 Annual Statistics of Medical School Libraries in the United States and Canada, Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Annual Statistics (AAHSL), and the 2018 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Trends & Statistics Survey.

Last edited on: Wednesday, February 5, 2020