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

  • 4.1MVolumes held
  • 1.3MElectronic books
  • 137KElectronic journals
  • 300Languages in collections


4,131,719 Volumes held
3,637,945 Titles held
1,353,290 Electronic books
138,402 Active serials titles
137,723 Electronic journals
17,530 Institutional Repositories Content
210,000 Audio, film, video, and cartographic materials
1,529,915 Digital collections of images and document pages
~300 Languages reported in UML Collections
  • 24KPhysical items borrowed
  • 76KE-book downloads
  • 1.7MJournal downloads

Collection Usage

23,807 Physical items borrowed (excluding reserves)
76,239 E-books downloads
1,748,381 Journal article downloads
670,117 Institutional repository usage
817,588 Digital Collections & e-Resources views (website pageviews of UM Digital Collections)
12,340 Items loaned to other libraries through Interlibrary Loan Services
5,682 Items borrowed for students, faculty and staff through Interlibrary Loan Services
~20,000 Online Research Guides with about pageviews

Library Services

  • 11KReference questions answered
  • 957Sessions & workshops
  • 15KParticipants in sessions & workshops

Library Services

10,652 Reference questions answered
957 Annual instructional sessions and workshops delivered to UM students, faculty, or staff
15,013 Participants in instructional sessions and workshop
  • 105Professionals

Library Personnel (FTE)

70 Librarians
35 Professional staff
71 Support staff
21 Student assistants

Note: FY2021 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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