Visitors to the University of Miami Libraries (UML) enjoy on-site access to library and archival resources at all of our libraries and collections. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central interdisciplinary library for the University. Richter Library also houses unique and distinctive collections including the Cuban Heritage Collection, Special Collections, and University Archives. Additionally, UML includes four subject specialty libraries: the Architecture Research Center (ARC), the Judi Prokop Newman Information Resource Center, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library, and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries.

Learn more about UML’s libraries and collections

Access to Library Materials & Services

Visitors without a valid UM ID card may pay a fee to enter a UM library. Visitor hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

1 day pass $5
1 week $20
4 months – 1 year $100 (patron automatically becomes a Friend of the Library – see that category for benefits of joining.)

Access fees do not provide borrowing privileges, computer access, or interlibrary loan services.

Computer Access

Richter Library offers 12 stand-up computer workstations for walk-in users, limited to quick library catalog searches. Access to all other public computers requires a valid UM ID. Library users not currently enrolled or employed with the University of Miami do not have remote access to licensed electronic resources.

Information & Research Services

Visit the Information & Research Assistance desk at each library for assistance with locating or retrieving library materials. Interlibrary loan services are restricted to patrons with a valid UM ID.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Faculty visitors from institutions that are members of the OCLC network have access to UML facilities under the reciprocal borrowing and access program. More information about Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements.