About the UM Libraries



The mission of the University of Miami Libraries (https://library.miami.edu) is to provide faculty, students, researchers, and staff with the highest quality access to collections, information services, learning support, and digital expertise in support of the University’s mission to transform lives. The Libraries welcome and incorporate advances and innovations in information technology and scholarly communication to ensure that our users can locate and use global information resources in all formats.

The University of Miami Libraries (UML) rank among the top fifty research libraries in North America, drawing scholars from around the world through its important print collection of over 4 million volumes and 100,000 serial subscriptions, rare and unique special collections, state-of-the-art digitization and preservation facilities, and a staff of experienced professionals. UML comprises six libraries across the University’s campuses in Coral Gables, downtown Miami and Virginia Key. Libraries on the Coral Gables campus include the central interdisciplinary Otto G. Richter Library. The Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion at the Richter Library is home to the Cuban Heritage Collection. The Kislak Center at the Richter Library is home to Special Collections and University Archives. Other libraries on the Coral Gables campus include: the Paul Buisson Architecture Library; the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center; and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The downtown Miami medical campus hosts the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The Virginia Key campus hosts the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library.

The University of Miami Libraries provide support and services for 11,117 undergraduates, 6,214 graduate students, and 16,174 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries employ 85 professionals (including 64 librarian faculty), 97 support staff and 56 FTE student employees. The Libraries are organized into five functional divisions: collection strategies; research and learning services; health science services; digital strategies; and information systems and access.

The UM Libraries are members of and contributors to the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeast Research Libraries, Association of Academic Health Science Libraries, Council on Library and Information Resources, OCLC Research Library Partners, International Federation of Library Associations, Center for Research Libraries, International Association of University Libraries, Library Publishing Coalition, Digital Library Federation, Hathi Trust, Academic Preservation Trust, Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries, Florida Collaboration of Academic Libraries of Medicine and Southeast Florida Library and Information Network. UML licenses electronic resources through the Northeast Research Libraries (NERL) and Lyrasis consortia. UML is a member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, Scholars Trust and Florida Academic Repository (FLARE).