Meckler Reading Room

reading room
General Info:

  • A 600-square foot facility located in room 216 of the Physics building.
  • Named in honor of Dr. Alvin Meckler, Chair of the Physics Department from the founding of UMBC in 1966 until 1987.
  • Contains over 3000 textbooks and reference books in physics and related fields.
  • Houses the Physics Department PhD dissertation archive, MS thesis archive, and PhD proposal archive.



  • For use by all undergraduate physics majors, as well as Physics Department graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • All reading materials must remain in the facility. The Meckler Reading Room is not a lending library.


Key Contacts:

  • Keypad entry codes for physics majors and grad students:
  • Book donations, feedback, general info/questions:




Financial support for the Reading Room provided by The Alvin Meckler Memorial Fund.