Access Privileges

At this time, access to library facilities is restricted due to University of Miami guidelines and only visitors with Cane ID are permitted. All membership dues for Amigos and Friends are currently suspended until further notice.

Patron Types Enter Richter Library Use Laptops On Campus Electronic Resources Access Off-Campus Electronic Resources Access ILL Services Use Study Rooms
Current UM Students / Faculty / Staff +
Alumni limited access*
Faculty Emeritus
Retired UM Faculty
Courtesy Appointment and/or University Advisor* ID + letter from unit/department

+ Faculty, Students and Staff associated with the Law School and Medical School must use the ILL service provided by their respective libraries.
* Alumni have access to some electronic databases off-campus via the Alumni Portal. Please contact for assistance.

Borrowing Privileges

Patron Type Books DVD Popular Fiction / Graphic Novels Reserves  Number of Items
Current UM Undergraduate Students  30 days 7 days 30 days  online only No limit
Current UM Graduate Students Semester 7 days 30 days  online only No limit
Current Faculty 365 days 7 days 30 days  online only No limit
Current Staff Semester 7 days 30 days No limit
Retired Faculty
30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Emeritus Faculty 365 days 7 days 30 days No limit

* Courtesy Appointment – Faculty and researchers with a courtesy appointment may obtain a library pass with photo ID and their appointment letter from the appropriate UM department official. Borrowing privileges are generally not offered. Contact Jose Rodriguez (305)-284-6466 or

For further questions, please contact Richter Circulation at or other UM library directly.

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