ADA/ Disability Services


An automatic door provides easy access into Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

Moving around

There is an elevator to the second floor of the library with Braille indications. Official service animals are welcome. Please see UM Libraries’ Service Animal Policy for complete details.

ADA compliant equipment

There are ADA compliant computer stations, scanners, and study desks. Drinking fountains and bathroom facilities are also ADA compliant.

Retrieving and copying material

Library personnel at the Circulation Desk can retrieve materials and make copies at the standard photocopy price. Usually this is done within two hours.

It may take longer on holidays and weekends but should not exceed 24 hours.

To have material retrieved or copies made, you may make a request by calling ahead at 305-284-9885, emailing the Music Library Circulation desk (, or faxing a request at 305-284-1041.

Proxy Services

University of Miami students with disabilities are eligible to designate individuals to act as a proxy representative when checking out materials from the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. Proxy representatives can check out both library-owned and Interlibrary loan materials on behalf of the principal borrower with the same loan periods and privileges that the principal borrower would receive.

Conditions for Use

  • Principal borrowers may have up to three proxy representatives.
  • To designate a proxy representatives, principal borrowers must already be registered borrowers at the University of Miami Libraries.
  • Principal borrowers are solely responsible for all materials checked out on a proxy representative’s account and any fines, fees, or replacement charges accrued.
  • Proxy privileges begin and end August 31st of each year.

A proxy record will be created when either the principal borrower or the designated proxy representative presents the signed application form and an ID at the Circulation Desk.

Proxy representatives act solely for the principal borrower. No additional services are provided for the proxy representative’s personal use.