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1. How do I find audiobooks?

In uSearch, the default search box in the middle of the UM Libraries website, type in "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 Advanced Search under the orange Search button on the UM Libraries website. If you know the exact title of the film you want, change Any Field 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 credit card, Access Services can process your payment.

Interdepartmental requests must be accompanied by an account number. The Creative Studio will provide an invoice if needed. Please contact the Creative Studio to coordinate this transaction.

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

Loan periods vary by user type.  Please visit:

5. 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 SecureCanes or CanesGuest wireless networks.

University of Miami students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register their mobile devices on the SecureCanes wireless 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.

CanesGuest wireless network access is available to visitors to the Coral Gables campus.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 webpage.

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