The University of Miami Libraries hold over 3 million volumes and provide access to over 38,400 periodical titles. The Otto G. Richter Library, the largest library in the system, houses collections to serve disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Law, medicine, marine science, mathematics, business, music, and architecture are served by special libraries in addition to collections housed in the Otto G. Richter Library.

The University of Miami Libraries’ collections are built and managed by a group of selectors and curators (see selectors by subject).The Education and Outreach unit is a key component of the Libraries’ collection development infrastructure. The unit is home to nine of the librarians who select materials for the Otto G. Richter Library collections, which contain holdings in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.