The Health Sciences and Human Services Library has reciprocal borrowing privileges with the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) libraries. Faculty, staff or students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore may borrow directly from these libraries or request items via the library catalog.
UMB faculty, staff and students; UMMC faculty and staff; USMAI faculty, staff and students; VA residents and fellows; corporate members and borrowing members.
You can keep HSHSL books, media and theses for 28 days with 3 renewals allowed. Borrowing periods and renewals for other USMAI books vary by library. All books are subject to recall, which may shorten loan periods.
Unless someone is an official designated borrower for you, only you can use your library card to check out library materials. If you are UMB faculty, you may give permission to someone else to check out materials on your behalf. Please send written permission on department letterhead requesting this service. Indicate the designated borrower's name and if there is a date by which their privileges should end. A note will be made in your library account with this information.
If you are not UMB faculty and have extenuating circumstances that require this service, please contact the Information Services Desk for assistance.
Yes, for any HSHSL materials checked out to My Account. If you provide us with your email address, a courtesy notice will be emailed to you five days before the due date. You will also receive overdue notices via email.
If you do not receive library notices, first check your email spam box. If you still do not receive your library notices, please contact the Information Services Desk for assistance.
Please remember: When you check out library materials you assume responsibility for returning or renewing them on time and for paying any fines incurred, even if you do not receive a notice.
If a request has been placed on an item already checked out to you, your due date will be shortened and you cannot renew the loan.
You will be notified of the new due date by email or paper notice (if you have no email on record). You must return the item by the shortened due date in order to avoid fines.
Contact the Information Services Desk, library staff will search for the item for you and/or help you locate an alternate copy.
If an item is lost or missing or if none of the USMAI libraries own copy, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.