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The Frederick Douglass Library offers several different ways to contact a librarian for assistance with your research needs. 

In Person

  • Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to assist you with your research needs.  The Reference Desk is staffed all times the library is open. 
  • The Reference Desk is located on the first floor, next to the Research Lab.
  • During the Fall and Spring Semesters, there are two librarians available to assist you Sunday from 3:00 pm to midnight and Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to midnight.


  • You can reach a librarian at the Reference Desk any time the library is open. 
  • The telephone number is 410-651-7937. 
  • From on-campus you can just dial the extension of 7937.


  •  You can e-mail your question to the Reference Desk.  E-mails will be answered within 24 hours.
  •  Click Here to fill out the e-mail form.

Chat Services from Maryland’s 24/7 Virtual Reference Service – Maryland AskUsNow!            

  • Librarians at the Frederick Douglass Library only chat during certain hours, so you may be helped by a non-UMES librarian.
  • If you provide a valid e-mail address, a librarian from the Frederick Douglass Library can follow-up on your question.
  • Click Here for Maryland AskUsNow!!


Click Here to read About the Dean.

 Click Here to read Douglass Notes, Volume 6, no. 4 

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RefWorks is available now to all students, faculty and staff.  Click on the RefWorks logo to begin using it or Click Here for more information/tutorials.


UMES Yearbooks (1959 - 2009) Have Been Digitized

See the Special Collections web page for more information.