News and Updates

Library Hours

Hours of Service via telephone Circulation Desk: 301-860-3870

Summer 2024

May 28 (Tue) - August 11 (Sun)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

*June 19 (Wed): Closed for Juneteenth

*July 4 (Thu): Closed for Independence Day

August 12 (Mon) - August 25 (Sun)

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Our new, upgraded library system is here!

Thurgood Marshall Library, along with the 17 libraries across the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), have implemented a new integrated library system (ILS), BSU Discovery (Ex Libris Primo VE), that is now live! 

BSU Discovery, which replaces EBSCO OneSearch, will streamline search functions and your access to local resources and scholarly research. The new BSU discovery service allows better access and management of the Library’s print, electronic, and improved discovery of items across all State-wide institutions. You will see a new, more modern look and improved user experience. 

Other features include:  

Faster: Save time by searching nearly all the library’s collections or make a request from another library in one simple search.  

More Discovery: Explore and learn through virtual title browsing and citation trails. Find open access and peer reviewed resources more easily.  

Personalized Search Experience: Log in to save your favorite searches. Mark items for later use and easily export records to citation management systems. 

Mobile-friendly: The user interface allows researchers to perform all functions using their mobile device. 

Contact the Library with any questions or check out our Alma/Primo LibGuide! Try the new site here.  


New Loan Periods for Bowie State University Items

  • Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students
    • May 1st
    • August 1st
    • December 1st

*The due date will advance one month prior:
e.g.: Loans/renewals on 4/2 will have a due date of 8/1
e.g.: Loans/renewals on 3/30 will have a due date of 5/1

  • Faculty and Staff: 180 days

Renewing books and other materials may be done electronically using the online catalog. The LibGuides on Renewing Online provides instruction.

Returning books can be returned via the book drop located outside in front of the Thurgood Marshall Library (facing the Administration Building). 

Student Employment at the Library

 Looking for a library job? We hire students during the acaemic semesters. Library student assistants must be current BSU undergraduate or graduate students. Please apply using the Thurgood Marshall Library Student Employee Interest Form

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).