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What is Research?
Research is not a straightforward, linear process. Here we explore just what "research" is.
Our Favorite Reads
Library staff share their favorite reads.
Books for Black History Month
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Book Your Seat or Reserve a Laptop Here

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A limited number of computer workstations and private study carrels in the UDC Library on the Van Ness campus are available to current UDC students and faculty. These may be booked through our online scheduling system. You can also use this to schedule an online appointment with our librarians. 

The UDC Office of Student Success now offers a laptop loaner program for current full-time continuing students. After you log in to MyUDC and complete the program application and agreement, please use our online booking system to schedule pick up at the library media desk.

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...or explore the full-text electronic collections in our A to Z Resource List.


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Faculty Webinar Series

This semester, we are holding an LRD Faculty Webinar Series on library databases. The webinars will include information available in the databases along with search techniques and tips.

The webinars will be recorded but Certificates of Attendance will be sent to those who attend the live event.  

Learn more and register here.

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This Library is Open

The Library is now open in a limited capacity for students and faculty. Through the Fall 2020 semester, we will be open on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our space will be limited to 32% capacity which equals 16 public workstations and 18 study carrels. 

You can read the complete reopening plan including information on how to visit the library on our blog.

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Textbook Affordability Survey

We know the cost of textbooks is a financial burden for many students. To help us advocate for more affordable course materials please consider completing this survey. It is designed to help us better understand how students buy and use textbooks. 

You can complete the survey here.

Contact Us!

We are offering virtual reference services to all UDC students, faculty, and staff.

  • Email reference is available 24/7 at
  • Online appointments available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Schedule online here.

Our website is also open 24/7 for all of your research needs.

Follow Us!

You can now follow the library on social media. You can find us on both Instagram and Twitter at udc_library. We're sharing helpful tips, recommendations, and other news you can use.

Help Guides

We have online guides to help you navigate finding and using library resources. Try the recommended help guides below. There are also subject guides for every program at UDC. You can see all our guides in our Index of Research Guides.

Ask a Librarian!

We Can Help!

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We're here for YOU!

You can always contact us with questions.


Phone: 202-274-5104

In-Person: Bldg 39, Level B
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