Alumni Essentials


Welcome back, alumni! Alumni have full access to the Richter Library, with a valid photo ID and a University of Miami Alumni Cane Card. See the Alumni On-Campus Benefits page for details on obtaining Alumni Cards.

Access to Library Materials & Services

Alumni may obtain borrowing privileges for $50 a year: call (305) 284-3233 for information. Alumni may borrow 10 books and 3 DVDs at one time. The loan periods are as follows:

Books 30 days
CDs/DVDs 7 days
Reserves [not available]
Additional Information Alumni access

* please visit the request materials page for information on obtaining materials held in storage.

Computers, Printing, Copying

Richter Library offers 12 stand-up PCs for walk-in users, limited to quick library catalog searches. Please obtain a temporary CaneID at the Circulation Desk to use Richter public computers.

Information and Research Services

Reference service is available on a walk-in basis at the information and research assistance desk at each library, and also remotely via Ask a Librarian. Interlibrary Loan services are not available to Alumni.

Research Database for Alumni

The library is pleased to offer Academic Search Alumni Edition, a specialized research database for Alumni. This database requires the use of a special username and password, obtainable via the Alumni Association. Please contact alumni@miami.edu for assistance. Please note that your CaneID username and password will *not* work to access this resource.

Academic Search Alumni Edition is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional. The database provides full text for nearly 1,350 publications as well as indexing and abstracting for nearly 8,000 publications. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.