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 five┬átimes per semester.

Access to the libraries & library services–including borrowing privileges–for other types of ┬ápatrons will vary (see below). For questions please contact Richter Circulation 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 +
Alumni limited access
Faculty Emeritus
Retired UM Faculty/Staff
Courtesy Appointment* ID + letter from dept.
Coral Gables Resident with community card
Professional Librarians with ID from OCLC school
Osher Life-Long Learner with Osher card
Friends of the Library/Amigos with photo ID
Special Collections /
Cuban Heritage Collection Visitors
with photo ID
Govt. Document Users with photo ID
Guests of Student/Staff with photo ID
Prospective Student/Family with photo ID
Visitors with purchase of day pass
FIU & Other Local Faculty
Miami-Dade IB Students
with valid school ID

* 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.
+ Faculty, Students and Staff associated with the Law School and Medical School must use the ILL service provided by their respective libraries.

Borrowing Privileges

Patron Type Books DVD Popular Fiction / Graphic Novels Reserves # of Items
UM Undergrad 30 days 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
UM Graduate Students Semester 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Faculty 365 days 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Staff Semester 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Alumni** 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Retired Faculty & Staff 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Emeritus Faculty 365 days 7 days 30 days 3 hrs in lib. No limit
Friend of Library/Amigos*** 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Employee’s Family 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Guest of UM Administration 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Trustees and Family 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
FIU Faculty / Doctoral Student 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
OCLC / SHARES / ARL Member 30 days 7 days 30 days 10 bks, 3 DVDs
Visitors

* 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

**Alumni receive Richter Library borrowing privileges with a minimum donation of $50.

***Friends and Amigos receive Richter Library borrowing privileges with a minimum donation of $250.