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Research Help

The Beneficial-Hodson Library offers many ways to help you throughout the research process. The Information Desk on the 1st Floor is staffed by one of our professional reference librarians, ready to help with any research need, almost every hour the library is open. If you aren't able to visit in person, you can always chat with us live, send us a question by email, or phone us at: 301-696-3915.

Library Hours

Spring Semester

Jan. 22 - May 2 

  • Mon. - Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.*
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.* 
*Library services end at 9:30 p.m. The building will remain open until 12:30 a.m. for quiet study.


Special Closings and Changes



  • The library's 14th annual Book Sale/Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library lobby. Most hardcovers will be $1, and most paperbacks will be 50 cents. Come in for cheap books and birthday cake while it lasts!

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