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Library Catalog

The library catalog contains information about items the library owns and provides access to print books and journals via the USMAI consortium (University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions). 

The UMGC Library is one of 17 libraries in the USMAI consortium of libraries. For more information on the 17 libraries in the USMAI consortium and their locations, consult this directory of the USMAI consortium of libraries

UMGC Library Catalog

When searching catalog USMAI, you can choose to search a combined "global" catalog that contains information about the items owned by all of the USMAI libraries, or you can choose to search the individual library catalogs. For more information see, Finding Books in the Library Catalog 

When using the global catalog function to search, you will see materials that are available to you from all campuses. To learn how to search the library catalog, and borrow and renew books, see Request a Book from the Library Catalog.

If you still cannot find what you are looking for, try UMGC DocumentExpress. UMGC will try to obtain the book from another library. For more information, see our Book Borrowing and Delivery guide.