Computers (Hardware & Software)

The University of Miami Libraries have a variety of public computing facilities.  Due to safety precautions in response to COVID-19,  physical access to library public computers has been significantly reduced and is available only by appointment via the new Book a Seat Service.    In lieu of physical access to computers, a Remote Lab Service has been initiated that provides the ability to connect to a physical computer on campus and access all the software available through the standard UM Computer Lab image.

Computer Locations

Richter Library

Laptop Loans: Dell laptops with MS Office Suite  – available at the Access Services Desk by reservation only via a library catalog request.
BYOD Stations: 35 Bring Your Own Device stations will be available in Richter 1st Floor. These stations are equipped with a large monitor, docking station, and power outlets.
Mac Alcove: 3 iMacs in Alcove; 5 iMacs on 1st Floor
Creative Studio: closed for public access Fall 2020
Printer Stations: UPrint Color & B/W print/copy/scan stations, located in 1st and 2nd floors.
Individual Study Rooms: Rm  205, 215A. 215B, 216, 217 with large screen and PC
Microform Stations: 2 stations dedicated to viewing/printing microfilm on 2nd Floor

Architecture Research Center (ARC)

1 large format scanner ; 2 UPrint Color print/copy/scan stations ;

Business Library

closed for public access Fall 2020

Marine Library

1 PC ; 1 iMac ; 1 UPrint Color print/copy/scan station

Weeks Music Library

Weeks Music Library Public Computer Policies

Creative Studio: 6 iMACs and 1 Color print/copy/scan station available on 1st Floor

1st Fl Group Study Rooms: 1 room with CD, LP, and cassette equipment ; LCD screen ; Rm. 120 is equipped with a Mac Mini which is connected to the receiver system to play CD / DVD / VHS ; 1 room currently equipped with table, chairs, and whiteboard


The University Computer Lab image is updated annually from feedback supplied by the Libraries and Computer Labs. The Libraries do not have the ability to add new software packages at will to loaning laptops. Please use the Library Comments page to suggest new software for the computers.

Selected Specialized Software on available to students
Adobe Acrobat Professional (on scanner pc’s) Omnipage (on scanner pc’s)
Adobe Dreamweaver Photoviewer
Adobe ImageReady Roxio
Adobe Media Player SAS 9.1.3
Adobe Photoshop ( on scanner pc’s) SciFinder Scholar
AutoCad SPSS 16.0.2
iTunes UMLIBRARIES – LIBX Toolbar & Conduit Toolbar
LE Winzip Visual Minteq
MS Office Suite Win FTP
MS Paint Write-N-Cite
MS Project

Creative Studio Services computers are supplied with expert video, audio, and graphic software and support for digital media project, web development, image creation /editing, and audio / video editing. Check for software available on Creative Studio computers, as well as the Richter Mac Alcove.