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 times per semester.
Access to the libraries & library services–including borrowing privileges–for other types of patrons will vary (see below). For questions please contact Richter Circulation or other UM library directly.
|Patron Types||Enter Richter Library||Use Computers||Access E-Resources*||Off-Campus E-Access||ILL Services||Use Study Rooms|
|UM Student / Faculty / Staff||+|
|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.
|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|
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
**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.
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.