College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

IT & Library Resources

AREC Computer Labs

The Department provides a 15 seat computer lab (3200 Symons) for the exclusive use of our graduate students available 24 hours a day. Another 25 seat lab (0115 Symons) is available by reservation for classes, presentations and research (e.g. experimental economics sessions). These labs are equipped thin client devices that connect end users to desktop virtual machines. This solution allows graduate students the capability to remotely access a virtual desktop.

Each AREC graduate student is allocated disk space on the departmental shared storage system. A networked printer / scanner / copier is available in the graduate student computer lab.

AREC Library

AREC’s library (3205 Symons) is primarily for the faculty and graduate students of the Department. Undergraduate students may use the library if they are employed by a faculty member or otherwise helping faculty members with specific projects. This library is independent of the University Library System. The library is open 24 hours a day for approved university id holders. There is usually a staff person in the library from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Here are a few examples of resources available in the AREC library:

  • Circulating books, government documents (mostly from USDA), and journals. The catalog is available online by faculty and graduate students who are in Symons Hall or accessing the network via a virtual desktop; http://catalog.arec.umd.edu 
  • Two computers at a large standing desk in the main reading room
  • Three study carrels with computers, located in the journal stacks area
  • An e-mail enabled printer / scanner / copier
  • Recent Stata manuals
  • Course reserves for graduate students. See “McKeldin/University Libraries” for information about electronic course reserves and course reserves for undergraduate students.
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