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About the Library

 

The Lewis J. Ort Library, named for its principal benefactor, was opened in 1976. The Library's primary mission is to support the academic programs of Frostburg State University.

The library contains over half a million items including books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, maps, and art prints, US and Maryland government information resources. In addition, the library subscribes to more than 80 electronic databases providing access to 40,000 full-text electronic journals.

The library offers a program of instruction in which students learn effective research methods in a hands-on environment. The focus of instruction is to teach students how to find and utilize information and evaluate sources for relevance, reliability and objectivity.

Faculty should fill out the online library instruction request form or call x4888 to schedule an instruction session designed for ORIE, a specific discipline or class assignment. Sessions are held in the Library's Instruction Center, equipped with 32 computer workstations, or online via Blackboard Collaborate.