Enhanced and Existing Safety at Bowie State

The University President has released a message concerning enhanced and existing safety measures on campus.

News and Updates

Library Hours

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

Fall 2023

August 28 (Mon) - December 22 (Fri)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

*September 4 (Mon): Closed for Labor Day

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

HistoryMaker Digital Archive

Bowie State University recieved a grant by Toyota Motor North America to access HistoryMaker Digital Archive, an easy-to-use online database of thousands of African Americans from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. The collection currently contains over 2,700 video oral history interviews accessible on the digital archive for in-person, virtual, and hybrid classroom use. 

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).