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 Databases for Alumni

The library is pleased to offer two specialized research databases for Alumni. Both databases require the use of a special username and password, obtainable via the Alumni Association. Please contact for assistance. Please note that your CaneID username and password will *not* work to access these resources.

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.

Business Source Alumni Edition provides nearly 800 full text business magazines and journals. BSA contains PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are searchable or scanned-in-color.