Interactive Media

For questions and suggestions contact:

Vanessa Rodriguez
Interactive Media, Library Liaison
eLearning & Emerging Technologies Librarian
Digital Media Lab, Manager
Quick Start

Welcome to the Interactive Media subject guide. This guide is designed to help you navigate library resources and get you started on your research.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the info in the box to your left.

Guide Breakdown :
Games - List of board games, RPG manuals, and video games/consoles available at the library
Make Stuff - in-depth information about the library "making" resources, and UM resources
Research - links to library books, articles, and other materials to support your research
Digital Media Lab
The Digital Media Lab is located in Room 118 of the first floor of the Richter Library at the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. We provide expert support and consultation in the use of digital audio, video, graphic design technology as well as web development, and image creation techniques. 


Software: Adobe CC, iLife, 123D Design, Final Cut, AVID

Hardware: iMacs, VCR, Cassette Player, Record Player, Scanners, Large Format Printer, Form 1 3D printer

Rental Equipment: Still Cameras, DSLRs, GoPro, Video Cameras, Light Kit, Audio Recorders, Microphones, Green Screen Kit, Wacom tablet, Projector w/screen

Check-Out Policies
Board Games - 3 day check-out

Roleplaying Manuals - Standard Library Policy
Undergraduates - 30 days, Graduate Students - Semester

Video Games:
PS3, Xbox 360, Wii - 7 days
all others - 3 hours in-library use only

Video Game Consoles:
3 hours in-library use only
All consoles were donated to the Richter Library and might already have some wear and tear. Some of the games available were donated or were purchased used.

We are open to more donations to add to the collection and will review any on a case-by-case basis. If you have a donation please contact Vanessa Rodriguez at
Video Game Consoles
Consoles Available::
  • Super Nintendo
  • Sega Genesis
  • Playstation 2 & 3
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii
List of Games
The game collection at UM Libraries can be found in the library catalog. You can search for a particular game or system.

You can also view the complete list by looking through our online spreadsheet.  UM Library Games

Large Format Printing Service
Richter DML has an Epson 9880 large format printer for poster making on glossy paper.  

  • Fill out a Print Request form and submit it and your project as a high quality PDF 24 – 48 hours in advance to the Media Lab staff, either in person or via email  to
  • All print orders must be sized by the patron to the desired dimensions
  • Pick up your print at the agreed time. Turn around time is 24-48 hours.

Large-Format High Quality Printing Prices:

  • 24 inch roll – $0.75 per linear inch
  • 44 inch roll – $1.00 per linear inch
  • poster tube (optional) 26″ – $2.00/each
  • poster tube (optional) 48″ – $4.00/each
Other DML services
Equipment Rental - You can check out audiovisual equipment for up to 5 days, no cost. For full list and instrucrtions see website.

Photographic Prints - DML also has a small printer for photographic prints. For more information see our printing website.

Long Reach Stapler - we have a stapler for easy zine making use that can staple booklets in the middle. see image
College of Engineering - Prototype Facility



The University of Miami College Of Engineering Prototyping Facility is available for use both within UM and with outside customers.

The facility offers:

  • computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines
  • Master Cam and Solid Works software,
  • G-codes and conversational programming
  • a complete rapid prototyping cube for very small prototyping
  • modern wood working and sheet metal equipment
  • a complete welding department
  • a vast array of manually operated manufacturing equipment.
the Prototyping Facility is ready to:
  • educate students through hands-on projects;
  • facilitate faculty wishing to culminate their research efforts with functioning prototypes;
  • collaborate with enterprises and entrepreneurs to transform their ideas and concepts into physical realities.
Library Searches
Library Materials (not including articles)  about...

User Interface Design
Data Visualization
For more information as well as article searches, please use the search box on our library homepage.

website is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software. These include, but are not limited to, Adobe CC, 3D Animation, iMovie, Microsoft Office, CAD, Programming Languages, Big Data, and Marketing.

UM IT has set-up a subscription for all students and employees here. You can visit the website through UM and log in with your CaneID and password.