Student Resources

exterior of smith hall


Smith Hall, located in the center of campus, houses the departments of biology, chemistry and physics. This modern structure contains up-to-date facilities for instruction and research. Available instrumentation includes scanning and transmission electron microscopes, a laser spectroscopy system, ultra-centrifuges, a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer, visible UV and infrared spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, microcomputers and computer terminal access, photographic laboratories, physio-graphs and radioisotope utilization, and monitoring facilities.

The Albert S. Cook Library, adjacent to Smith Hall, offers 150,000 e-books, 1,200 print journal titles, 200 electronic databases, 50,000 electronic journals, and 7.5 million additional items in the University System of Maryland.