The library is open to non-UM patrons (updated Monday, May 23, 2022)

Registered UM students must have their ‘Cane Card to enter the Richter Library (via swiping in through the lobby turnstiles) and check out materials. A photo ID can be used in lieu of a Cane Card, however this is only permitted five┬átimes per semester.

Access to the libraries & library services–including borrowing privileges–for other types of ┬ápatrons will vary (see below). For questions please contact Richter Circulation or other UM library directly.

Access Privileges

Patron Types Enter Richter Library Use Computers Access E-Resources* Off-Campus E-Access ILL Services Use Study Rooms
UM Student / Faculty / Staff           +  
Alumni       limited access
Faculty Emeritus          
Retired UM Faculty/Staff      
Courtesy Appointment* ID + letter from dept.    
Coral Gables Resident with purchase of day pass
Professional Librarians with ID from OCLC school
Osher Life-Long Learner with Osher card    
Friends of the Library/Amigos with photo ID
Special Collections /
Cuban Heritage Collection Visitors
with photo ID
Govt. Document Users with photo ID    
Guests of Student/Staff with photo ID
Prospective Student/Family with photo ID
Visitors with purchase of day pass
FIU & Other Local Faculty
Miami-Dade IB Students
with valid school ID

* e-resources are the databases that the library subscribes to for facilitation of research – alumni have access to some databases off-campus via the Alumni Portal.
+ Faculty, Students and Staff associated with the Law School and Medical School must use the ILL service provided by their respective libraries.

Borrowing Privileges

Patron Type Books DVD Popular Fiction / Graphic Novels Reserves # of Items
UM Undergrad 30 days 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
UM Graduate Students Semester 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Faculty 365 days 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Staff Semester 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Alumni** 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Retired Faculty & Staff 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Emeritus Faculty 365 days 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Friend of Library/Amigos*** 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Employee’s Family 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Guest of UM Administration 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Trustees and Family 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
FIU Faculty / Doctoral Student 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
OCLC / SHARES / ARL Member 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Visitors

* 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 not offered, but additional benefits may be extended. Contact Jose Rodriguez (305)-284-6466 or jfr133@miami.edu

**Alumni receive Richter Library borrowing privileges with a minimum donation of $50.

***Friends and Amigos receive Richter Library borrowing privileges with a minimum donation of $250.

 

Recall Policy

All circulating library materials are subject to recall at any time by another user or for course reserves. In order to allow every borrower access to a title in our collection in a reasonable amount of time, every patron has the ability to recall an item that is on loan by clicking on the “Request” link in the library catalog. Clicking the link will start the recall process, which shortens the due date of the requested item for the current borrower, prompting an earlier return. The item is then made available to the borrower who requested the item.

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