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University of Maryland

U.S. Rte. 1 at Rossborough La., College Park, MD 20742

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland. Founded in 1856, the university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors, and 120 graduate programs, it is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Notable alumni include science fiction writer Joe Haldeman; Muppets creator Jim Henson; TV writer/actor/producer Larry David; mystery authors Martha Grimes and George Pelecanos; science journalist Gina Kolata; investigative reportor Carl Bernstein; and actress Karen Allen.

Library access: McKeldin Library is the main campus library. It is open to the public. Visitors may use computers in the library to access the catalog, databases and U.S. government documents. A guest account is required for computer use. Community Borrowers Cards are available for $25 to alumni, $50 to state residents and $100 to out-of-state residents. The university has reciprocal borrowing arrangements with other institutions through various library consortia.

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