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.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Extended Hours for Final Exams, May 2013

The Library will open from 8:00 am to 2:00 am from Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9, 2013; and, from Monday, May 13, through Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

On Sunday, May 12, 2013, the Library will be open from 1:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Library opening hours for Friday, May 10, are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; and Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Good luck on your exams!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Citation Help for your papers

Getting final papers ready? The Frederick Douglass Library is offering a FREE session on ALA style citations on May 7th at 10:30-11:30am and a FREE session on MLA style citations on May 8th from 10:30-11:30am. Both sessions will be taught in the library's classroom on the main floor next to the Reference Desk. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Recommended reading

The Warmth of Other Suns

Suggesting a book to read over spring break:  The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. The library has four copies available for checkout at call number E185.6 .W685 2010 on the 2nd floor of the library in the Black Collection. Read brief exerpt of the review from Booklist below:

"From the early twentieth century through its midpoint, some six million black southerners relocated themselves, their labor, and their lives, to the North, changing the course of civil, social, and economic life in the U.S. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wilkerson offers a broad and penetrating look at the Great Migration, a movement without leaders or precedent. Drawing on interviews and archival research, Wilkerson focuses on three individuals with varying reasons for leaving the South the relentless poverty of sharecropping with few other opportunities, escalating racial violence, and greater social and economic prospects in the North. She traces their particular life stories, the sometimes furtive leave-takings; the uncertainties they faced in Chicago, New York, and L.A.; and the excitement and longing for freer, more prosperous lives."

To read more of this review search for The Warmth of Other Suns in our Books in Print database, click on the title and then on the resulting menu at left, click "professional reviews."

We hope you will enjoy this award-winning book.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Extended Hours for Mid-Term Exams, Spring Semester 2013.

From Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, 2013,
the Library will open from 8:00 am to 2:00 am.

For your best shot at a group study room, sign up for a time slot at 8am. We have 4 undergraduate group study rooms that allow each group to have up to a two-hour time slot, and one graduate student group study room that allows the graduate student to study there for up to 3hrs. No back to back sessions allowed and it really is two hours per GROUP.

Thank you and good luck on your mid-terms!

Monday, February 18, 2013

African American Read-In is Back!!!

Come join us on Tuesday, February 26th as we participate in the National African American Read-In. Read a book by an African American author for at least an hour, get a raffle ticket for prizes.  For every hour you read, another ticket...

Top prizes so far include a $500 book scholarship courtesy of Student Affairs, and a pair of MEAC basketball tickets from Athletics.

See flyer below for more details:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the Frederick Douglass Library!

We have been quietly working to serve you better while you have been gone, holding a place for you to return.

Currently our hours are:
Monday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 am

We hope to see you soon and get to work helping you find the best resources.

                                                           --Jennifer Neumyer
                                                             Special Collections & Outreach Librarian