COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

News and Updates



Library Hours

The Library will close all in-person services on Thursay, April 2 at 5:00pm., and begin full remort support for Bowie State University students and faculty.

Library staff will be available to respond to inquiries and assist with research references via Library Help Desk. 
  • Renewing books and other materials may be done electronically using the online catalog. The LibGuides on Renewing Online provides instruction.
  • Returning books is on hold during this period of travel restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 emergency. Fines and fees are being waived at this time.
  • Interlibrary loan and resource requests from other USM libraries is not available at this time.

Thurgood Marshall Library Operational Changes

Due to a major HVAC improvement project in the Library, the second floor of the Library will be closed.

As the project progresses, additional interruptions of space use will be communicated in advance of these requirements. For further information, please contact the Library Administration Office at 301 860 3850 or Facilities Management at 301 860 4190.

Fact Checking and Media Literacy

There is a new LibGuide "The Fact Checking and Media Literacy" that is available. Here, we will discuss some elements of "fake news", how to spot it and how to perform your own research using fact-checking resources.

New York Times Bestsellers at the Library

What is your guilty pleasure? Do you enjoy nothing more than a rousing debate about the latest political figure with friends? Are you a secret voyeur, overly eager to snoop a peek into the popular public figure's private life? Click out the LibGuides for our Leisure Reading Collection.

Library Card Registration

Registration and renewals are still required for staff members. Please use Thurgood Marshall Library Registration Form or contact the Circulation Desk (301-860-3870).