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1. How do I find audiobooks?

A Subject search in the catalog for "audiobooks" will bring up a list of all the titles that the Libraries own but that's hundreds of titles.

The recommended search is to use Keyword with "audiobooks" and at least one other term. For instance, "audiobooks potter" will bring up a list of the Harry Potter novels that the Libraries own as recordings.

You could use words from the title, the author's name, or the type of book, such as "mystery'.

2. How do I find DVDs?

All the DVDs in Richter Library are on public shelves arranged by genre and may be browsed. DVDs at Weeks Music Library are stored behind the circulation desk. DVDs are also listed in the Libraries catalog just like books.

On the Libraries home page, click on Catalog above the search box. If you know the exact title of the film you want, change Keyword to Title and enter the name.

You can do an Author search for a film. Authors will include the director and the principal actors. Always enter the name last name first; i.e., Wayne, John.

You can search for a particular genre of film by doing a Subject search; i.e., comedy films, romance films, etc.

The nonfiction or documentary films are arranged by the same call number system as the books. If you already know where the books on your subject are, just check under the same call number in the DVD collection, nonfiction genre.

To search the catalog for films on your subject, use the Keyword search. Include the word "documentary" and any other terms that describe your subject.

3. How do I pay for print jobs or reformatting projects?

Print costs are posted on your UM account. If you wish to pay cash or with a credit card, the Circulation Desk can process the payment.

Interdepartmental requests must be accompanied by an IDR. The Media Lab will provide an invoice if needed. Please contact the Media Lab to coordinate this transaction.

4. How do I reserve a study room or equipment in Richter Library?

You must first create an account on the Libraries Reservation System in order to reserve a Richter Library Group Study Room, Digital Media Services Workstation, or Digital Media Equipment.

5. How long can I take out a book for?

Loan periods vary by user type.  Please visit:

6. Is there wireless access in the Libraries?

Wireless access to library resources, services, and the internet is available on the Coral Gables campus through the Wireless Canes Network.  

University of Miami students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register their mobile devices on the Wireless Canes Network, as this will provide a greater bandwidth and access speed.   Registered UM users will also be able to access licensed library resources without needing to authenticate. 

Wireless Canes Guest access is available to visitors to the Coral Gables campus.   Guest access provides internet access in 2-hour sessions with limited bandwidth.   Access is not available to licensed library resources.

Wireless Printing to library printers is available through UPrint, but requires the download of UPrint drivers.   Instructions for wireless printing are found on the UPrint Mobile page.

Consult the Wireless Canes FAQs for additional information.