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

  • 4MVolumes held
  • 1.2MElectronic books
  • 136KElectronic journals
  • 300Languages in collections


4,059,180 Volumes held
3,496,588 Titles held
1,279,872 Electronic books
136,917 Active serials titles
135,902 Electronic journals
16,805 Institutional Repositories Content
205,287 Audio, film, video, and cartographic materials
1,418,622 Digital collections of images and document pages
~300 Languages reported in UML Collections
  • 68KPhysical items borrowed
  • 707KE-book downloads
  • 1.9MJournal downloads

Collection Usage

67,883 Physical items borrowed (excluding reserves)
773,437 Digital circulation (e-book & e-media titles usage)
707,083 E-books chapter downloads (BR2 reports)
1,988,004 Journal article downloads
719,272 Institutional repository usage
444,115 Digital Collections & e-Resources views (website pageviews of UM Digital Collections)
12,933 Items loaned to other libraries through Interlibrary Loan Services
7,627 Items borrowed for students, faculty and staff through Interlibrary Loan Services
~16,000 Online Research Guides with about pageviews

Library Services

  • 12KReference questions answered
  • 802Sessions & workshops
  • 14KParticipants in sessions & workshops

Library Services

12,199 Reference questions answered
802 Annual instructional sessions and workshops delivered to UM students, faculty, or staff
13,980 Participants in instructional sessions and workshop
  • 104Professionals

Library Personnel (FTE)

71 Librarians
33 Professional staff
76 Support staff
52 Student assistants

Note: FY2020 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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