Friday, February 28, 2014


Access problems TONIGHT ONLY (Fri. Feb. 28th)  from 11PM to 3AM Sat.   includes ALL off-campus access to the databases through Research Port, the catalog, and the find-it service. It may also cause problems with the databases for patrons with on-campus access too. Thank you for your patience. They are performing maintenance on our systems tonight during off-peak hours. If there are any residual problems on Saturday, please notify the library staff at 410-651-7937 from 10am-7pm or email them at 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dr. Dale Green Presents "The Hill: Uncovered..."

Free event for everyone!  Great opportunity to hear American history in the making. Join us in the Student Services Center Theatre on Feb. 20th at 5:30pm as Dr. Dale Green of Morgan State presents "The Hill: Uncovered...Lifting the Veil of Ignorance" Generously sponsored by Delmarva Power and hosted by the Library. This is a presentation on the potentially the earliest and largest settlement of free persons of color in America located in Easton, MD and dating back to 1790. It
will cover not only archaeology and African American genealogy, but also varied topics such as African American Methodism, free blacks, archival research, history etc. Something for everyone! Light refreshments follow the question and answer segment. We look forward to seeing you there!

African American Read-In Coming Soon!

coming on Wed. Feb. 19th from 8am to 11pm. is the popular African American Read-In event. The National event of the same name is in its 25th year!  Our version has UMES students only read a book by an African American student for at least an hour to receive a raffle ticket for a chance at aprize. The more hours you read, the more raffle tickets you earn! Easy Peasy and a good way to "get into" some great literature! See flyer below for more details or call the number on the flyer. We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Proquest database service alert!

ProQuest Service Alert

Dear Customer:
On February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

During this time the following ProQuest products will not be available:
  • ProQuest databases
  • RefWorks

  • Eastern Time: Saturday, February 15 at 22:00 for eight (8) hours

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome Home Hawks!

The Frederick Douglass Library Staff would like to welcome all new and returning UMES Hawks!
Frederick Douglass Library is now open our regular semester hours:  

Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m.-12:00a.m.
Friday 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Saturday 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m. and
Sunday 3:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.

Whether you need to use a computer, do research, do homework, use a group study room or just unwind between classes, we hope that you will make Frederick Douglass Library a regular part of your daily routine.

We are here to help! So, please, if you need any assistance, just ask!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hours for the Summer Sessions, 2013
The first summer session starts on June 3, 2013. The Library will open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Thursday, and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays.

The Library will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.