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 community card|
|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 Cheryl Gowing (305)-284-6018 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.