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Maryland State Page

Resource Libraries

Johns Hopkins University
William H. Welch Medical Library
1900 East Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205-2113
Phone: 410-955-3392

University of Maryland Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512

MD News

Maryland News and Alerts - This feature on the Maryland Internet Portal provides links to selected current press releases from state government departments and agencies.

General Information

Maryland is located on the east coast of the United States, with its state capital located in Annapolis. Maryland has 23 counties and the independent City of Baltimore. Among the 50 states, Maryland ranks 42nd in size, covering 12,407 square miles. According to the 2000 Census, Maryland ranks 19th in population with 5,296,486 residents, and the state's population is projected to increase by 8 percent through 2010. Several counties are projected to experience growth rates of 20 percent or more over the next ten years, including Calvert, Charles, Frederick, and Howard counties.

Approximately 90 percent of Maryland 's 5.3 million residents live in the densely populated corridor between Baltimore and Washington, DC. Jurisdictions with the greatest population densities include Baltimore City and neighboring Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties , and Montgomery and Prince George 's Counties, which border Washington, DC.

Library Associations/ Consortia/ Local Groups

  • Maryland Library Association - The state chapter of the American Library Association for library staff and trustees, library school students, libraries, and friends of libraries representing the full spectrum of librarianship in Maryland .
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association - An organization of health sciences librarians and other information professionals serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.


To locate libraries in the NNLM Network, please use the NNLM Members Directory.

Library School

University of Maryland College of Information Studies (CLIS)
4105 Hornbake Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-2033
Fax: 301-314-9145