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 three times per academic year.

Access to the libraries & library services–including borrowing privileges–for other types of ┬ápatrons will vary (see below). For questions please contact Richter Circulation at 305-284-3233 (richter.circulation@miami.edu) or other UM library directly.

Access Privileges

Patron Types Enter Richter Library Use Computers Access E-Resources* Off-Campus E-Access ILL Services Use Study Rooms
UM Student / Faculty / Staff Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Alumni Yes! Yes! Yes! limited access Not available Not available
Faculty Emeritus Yes! Yes! Yes! Not available Yes! Not available
Retired UM Faculty/Staff Yes! Yes! Yes! Not available Not available Not available
Courtesy Appointment* ID + letter from dept. Yes! Yes! Not available Not available Not available
Coral Gables Resident with community card Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Professional Librarians with ID from OCLC school Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Osher Life-Long Learner with Osher card Yes! Yes! Not available Not available Not available
Friends of the Library/Amigos with photo ID Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Special Collections Visitors with photo ID Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Cuban Heritage Collection Visitors with photo ID Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Govt. Document Users with photo ID Yes! Yes! Not available Not available Not available
Guests of Student/Staff with photo ID Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Prospective Student/Family with photo ID Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Visitors with purchase of day pass Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
FIU & Other Local Faculty
Miami-Dade IB Students
with valid school ID Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

* 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.

Borrowing Privileges

Patron Type Books DVD New Items Reserves # of Items
UM Undergrad 30 days 7 days 14 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
UM Graduate Students Semester 7 days 14 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Faculty/Staff 365 days 7 days 14 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Alumni 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Retired Faculty & Staff 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Emeritus Faculty 365 days 7 days 14 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Friend of Library/Amigos** 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Employee's Family 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Guest of UM Administration 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Trustees and Family 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
FIU Faculty / Doctoral Student 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
OCLC / SHARES / ARL Member 14 days 7 days 14 days Not available 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Visitors Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
View Complete List of User Types

* 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 cgowing@miami.edu

**Friends and Amigos receive Richter Library borrowing privileges with a minimum donation of $300.