Libraries & Collections


The University of Miami Libraries hold over 3 million volumes and provide access to over 74,000 electronic and print serials. 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 Richter Library.

The University of Miami also offers distinctive research resources held in special collections to its primary clientele and researchers from around the world.

Subject Specialty Libraries

Architecture The Paul Buisson Architecture Library holds historic preservation pamphlets and reports, architectural maps and drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, books, and journals. Business At the Judi Prokop Newman Information Resource Center, browse business e-journals, industry reports, and company profiles, get research assistance and bibliographic instruction. Marine and Atmospheric Science The Rosenstiel School Library houses marine science databases, maps and nautical charts, rare books, and oceanographic and fisheries literature from around the world. Medical The Louis Calder Memorial Library holds books, journals, and databases covering healthcare and the biomedical sciences, and houses the History of Medicine and other special collections. Music Explore the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library & Technology Center’s listening rooms, playback equipment, and music writing software, original scores and manuscripts, musical theater archives, music reference books, and more.

Distinctive Collections

Cuban Heritage Collection, Special Collections, and University Archives Through photographs, rare maps, letters, manuscripts, and other historic records, the Libraries’ unique and distinctive collections document artist’s books and countercultural ephemera, the Caribbean, Latin America, Cuba, South Florida, and the inspiring history of the University from the first ‘Cane.