For assistance contact: Tel: 305-284-3233 | Email: richter.circulation@miami.edu


Alumni

Alumni have full access to the Richter Library, with a valid photo ID and either a University of Miami Alumni Association card or Alumni ‘Cane Card’. Patrons with an Alumni Cane Card can swipe at the turnstiles for entry. For computer access, you must obtain a temporary CaneID at the circulation desk. Alumni who pay a yearly fee of $50.00 and have an Alumni Cane Card can borrow materials. The yearly fee does not entitle alumni to interlibrary loan services or use of materials on reserve. Alumni can access subscription databases from within the library, and limited remote access is available through the Alumni Portal at http://library.miami.edu/patron/alumnus/.


Citizens Board

A Citizens Board member must present a Citizens Board identification card to obtain a temporary pass. The temporary pass allows a Citizens Board member to enter the Richter Library and use print and special format materials.


Courtesy Appointment

Faculty and Researchers with a courtesy appointment may obtain a library permit by presenting their Cane Card and appointment letter. A person with a courtesy appointment may enter the Richter Library and use print and special format materials, and may access licensed resources at the walk-up computer stations. Courtesy appointments do not have borrowing privileges and may not use interlibrary loan services, materials on reserve, or have remote access to licensed resources. Additional privileges may be extended if the sponsoring department can demonstrate that the appointee is doing research that directly benefits the University. Contact Cheryl Gowing, Associate Dean, Library Information Systems & Access (cgowing@miami.edu, 305-284-6018). The Courtesy Appointment Application is available at the Faculty Affairs forms page.


Cuban Heritage Collection Users

A researcher should call the Cuban Heritage Collection in advance and make an appointment to use the materials. A valid photo ID with current address must be presented at the Library Circulation Desk in order to obtain a temporary pass. A researcher does not have borrowing privileges, access to computers or interlibrary loan privileges. Researchers may use the microfilm readers when they available. AMIGOS must present a letter from the Cuban Heritage Collection and valid photo ID to obtain a temporary pass to enter the Richter Library and use print and special format materials. AMIGOS that join at the Sustaining, Patron, and Benefactor levels are eligible to check out library materials. AMIGOS do not have access to interlibrary loan services, items on reserve, or remote access to databases.


Emeritus Faculty

University of Miami emeritus faculty can enter the Richter library by swiping their Cane Card at the turnstiles. Emeritus faculty have the same library privileges as full-time faculty, including borrowing materials, use of the interlibrary loan service and access to materials on reserve. Remote access to subscription databases is available upon request. Contact Cheryl Gowing, Associate Dean, Library Information Systems & Access (cgowing@miami.edu, 305-284-6018)..


Employee’s Family (faculty and staff)

A spouse, domestic partner, or dependent (age 13-18) of a University of Miami faculty or staff must present a Cane Card to enter the Richter Library, borrow materials, and use computers. The following steps should be taken:

  • Create a C-number (via www.miami.ed/myum )
  • Verify the Dependent (HR Department)
  • Create account in the Cane Card system (done by HR after verification; by emailing canecard@miami.edu )
  • Employee and their dependent/spouse/partner must go together to the FLPSE building – 1st floor. A Government issued ID and a $20 payment is required (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or charged to sponsor’s U of M account)

Note that a family member may not use interlibrary loan services or materials on reserve. Remote access to subscription databases is not available.


Friends of the Libraries

Members of the Friends of the Libraries who join at the $100 “Patron” membership level or higher are entitled to enter the Richter Library and use print and special format materials. Friends who join at the $300 “Sustainer” level or higher are entitled to borrowing privileges. Ten books and three videotapes, DVDs, or CDs may be checked out at a time. Items can be renewed once and are subject to recall. Friends may not use interlibrary loan services or materials on reserve, nor is remote access to subscription databases available. Friends of the Library should present their library permit or membership card and a valid photo identification to gain access to the Richter Library. Anyone is eligible to become a Friend of the Library with fee payment.


Guest of the University

At the request of a senior administrator, a University guest may obtain a library permit. The permit allows guests to enter the Richter Library, borrow materials, and use the computers. A guest may not use interlibrary loan services or materials on reserve. The request must be submitted in advance via e-mail or on University letterhead, signed by the administrator, and approved by the Supervisor of Access Services. A valid photo identification with current address is required.


Jackson Fellows

Jackson Fellows may enter the Richter Library by presenting their Jackson ID (showing “UM” affiliation). A Jackson Fellow may use print and special format materials, and may access licensed resources at the walk-up computer stations. The person does not have borrowing privileges and may not use interlibrary loan services, materials on reserve, or have remote access to licensed resources. These services may be available via the Calder Library.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute have access to the Richter Library with a membership card and valid photo ID. Members will then be issued a library permit, which allows entrance into the Richter Library, borrowing of materials, and use of the computers.


Prospective Student and Family

A prospective student and his/her family member(s) are allowed to enter the Richter Library for a tour and may browse print and special format materials.


Retired Employee and Family

A retired employee may enter the library using their Cane Card, and check out library materials. A retired employee may not use interlibrary loan services or materials on reserve. Remote access to subscription databases is not available.


Student’s Family

The spouse, domestic partner, parent, dependent (under 19) or other immediate family member of a current UM student may accompany the student into the Richter library as a guest. See the circulation staff to receive a day pass or library permit. The library permit allows future independent library access, as well as the use of print and special format materials. Access to licensed resources is available at the walk-up computer stations. The permit does not grant borrowing privileges, although a student may give one family member proxy access to their library account. Family members do not have interlibrary loan privileges, or access to items on reserve.


Trustee and Family

Trustees are welcome to enter the Richter Library, borrow materials, and use the computers. A trustee may not use interlibrary loan services or materials on reserve. Remote access to subscription databases is not available. A spouse, domestic partner, or dependent of a trustee has the same privileges.