Undergraduate Essentials


The University of Miami Libraries provide undergraduate students with the highest quality access to collections, information services, learning support, and digital expertise in support of the University’s mission to transform lives. The Libraries welcome and incorporate advances and innovations in information technology and scholarly communication to ensure that students can locate and use global information resources in all formats.

New to campus? Or just getting back?

Explore the virtual resources that are available to you with this quick video!

Want to study in the library?

Just stop by! Most UM Libraries (with the exception of RSMAS Library) no longer require you to book a seat.

Need to use a computer?

Use a computer at Richter Library or check one out from the Richter Access Services Desk. Or, you can even use one remotely.

Looking for library resources?

Access e-books, journals, films, and millions of other resources, all accessible with your CaneID and password:

Want a print book from a UM Library?

Request a book through uSearch and pick it up from your library of choice:

Need research help?

Use the Ask-a-Librarian chat service, explore Research Guides for every subject, or consult a librarian:

Need help with a class assignment?

Visit our virtual Learning Commons to schedule help with writing, GIS, statistics, math, modern languages, research, schedule tutoring, and more:


Do you want to de-stress?

Attend an online mindfulness session to learn strategies for staying calm and focused:

Like reading online news?

Access free subscriptions to the web versions of the New York Times, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal Online:

Working on a multi-media project?

Get virtual help from our Creative Studio experts on Adobe Creative Cloud and other creativity tools and technologies:

Looking for unique sources and photographs?

Discover rare and unique primary sources online:

Have personal research interests?

Learn about our Scholars Program that supports undergraduate research and creativity:

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