Facts & Figures

The UM Libraries have consistently ranked within the top 50 ARL libraries (Association of Research Libraries). Established in 1925, the University of Miami Libraries is the youngest member of the top 50 North American research libraries at private universities and is the second youngest member among all top 50 institutions in general.

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Collections and usage highlights

  • 4.2MVolumes held
  • 1.5MElectronic books
  • 151KElectronic journals
  • 300Languages in collections


4,214,776 Volumes held
3,775,944 Titles held
1,473,742 Electronic books
152,648 Active serials titles
151,258 Electronic journals
20,309 Institutional Repositories Content
214,487 Audio, film, video, and cartographic materials
1,541,757 Digital collections of images and document pages
~300 Languages reported in UML Collections
  • 69KPhysical items borrowed
  • 72KE-book downloads
  • 2MJournal downloads

Collection Usage

68,876 Physical items borrowed (excluding reserves)
72,275 E-books downloads
2,004,540 Journal article downloads
1,141,335 Institutional repository usage
1,364,086 Digital Collections & e-Resources views (website pageviews of UM Digital Collections)
8,895 Items loaned to other libraries through Interlibrary Loan Services
5,757 Items borrowed for students, faculty and staff through Interlibrary Loan Services
~40,000 Online Research Guides with about pageviews

Library Services

  • 8.9KReference questions answered
  • 910Sessions & workshops
  • 15KParticipants in sessions & workshops

Library Services

8,969 Reference questions answered
910 Annual instructional sessions and workshops delivered to UM students, faculty, or staff
15,072 Participants in instructional sessions and workshop
  • 108Professionals

Library Personnel (FTE)

70 Librarians
38 Professional staff
59 Support staff
28 Student assistants

Note: FY2023 Data

The numbers include All UM Libraries.

University of Miami Libraries report statistics on library collections, expenditures, services and facilities to the following external organizations:

  • The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Statistics (IPEDS)
  • The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
  • Peterson’s Survey
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