Borrowing through the Priddy Library during Fall '20 Semester

Curbside Pickup Program

While Priddy Library will remain closed to users until further notice, we offer a curbside pickup service for USG patrons to borrow circulating books from the Priddy Library (USG) collection during the Fall 2020 semester.


  • USG students, faculty, and staff

Items available for loan

  • Books from the USG/Priddy Library circulating collection


  • Find books you would like to borrow using the Library Catalog search.
    • Only books that have a location of "Shady Grove Library" can be requested.
  • Fill out the Curbside Pick-up Request Form.
  • Library staff will check to ensure your book is available, then contact you directly to arrange a time for pickup.
    • Requests will usually be fulfilled within a week, and may include a quarantine period before pickup.
  • At the appointed time, pull into the marked parking spot at the front of surface Parking Lot 5, next to Building III, and call the library at 301-738-6020.
    • After you call, a library staff member will bring a box with your requested book/s to the sidewalk by Lot 5.
    • Identify yourself to the staff member (from a distance of at least 6 feet) with the confirmation code from your contact e-mail, they will place your box on the ground and move away so that you can retrieve it.
    • All books will already be checked-out on your library account.

Loan Periods

Loan Periods for other USMAI Libraries

  • Visit the webpage of the owning library for loan periods on books from other USMAI schools
  • More information on borrowing from UMD libraries