The RSMAS Library use policies are designed to provide a safe, comfortable, and functional facility that meets the needs of its patrons.


  • All UM students, faculty, administrators, and staff are required to carry their Cane Card. Other authorized users must present appropriate documentation and photo identification upon request.


  • Children 12 years old and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Due to the absence of filtering software on University computers, children are not allowed to use the library computer workstations.


  • The use of cell phones is prohibited inside the Library facility.


  • Food and drinks are generally permitted in the RSMAS Library. Patrons are asked to cooperate with this policy by discarding containers and reporting spills immediately. Food and drinks are not allowed at the computers workstations or in the Rare Book Room.


  • The RSMAS Library has been designated as a smoke-free facility. The use of all tobacco products is prohibited in the Library. An ash receptacle is located on the outside breezeway.


  • Copy Machines are available in the library for self-service at .10 cent per page. Scanning is also available on our copy machines.


Borrowing Policies

Patron Type General Collection (Monographs) Bound Periodicals Theses & Disserations, MAF Reports Course Reserves
Undergraduate Students 30 days No No 2 Hours Library Use
Graduate Students Semester 3 days Semester 2 Hours Library Use
Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, & Staff 365 days 3 days 365 days 2 Hours Library Use
External Users with Privileges 14 days No No No
Alumni (with UM Alumni ID) 14 days No No No
  • Visiting Adjunct Faculty/Lecturers with an appointment at RSMAS must submit an application along with a copy of their appointment letter to a RSMAS Librarian in order to obtain library privileges.
  • Items can be renewed online through the borrower’s MyLibrary account, or in person at the RSMAS Library Circulation Desk.
  • Items may be returned to the RSMAS Circulation Desk during operating hours, or in the book drop in the lobby area in front of the library entrance. Materials can also be returned to the Otto G. Richter Library.