Library Services To Law Alumni and the Public

The University of Miami School of Law Library is open for use by alumni, all University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and others doing legal research (although some restrictions are observed during exam periods).

Besides the information below on the services provided by the Law Library, the Library web area has other useful information, such as Research Guides, links to relevant Internet Resources, and other information about the library.


uSearch (The Online Library Catalog)

This catalog can be accessed from terminals located at the Reference desk, Circulation desk, as well as in the elevator lobbies on the 2nd-4th floors. (Other computers in the Library are only available to UM Law Students.) uSearch is also available in a Web-based version.

Reference Staff

The law library reference staff can provide assistance in locating and using all of the resources in the Library and can recommend ways to begin new research projects. They are not permitted, however, to give legal advice.

Circulation Staff

The library circulation staff can help you with locating material in the Library and with directional questions. Circulation staff also provides assistance in using Library equipment, such as microfiche readers. Alumni cannot checkout library material.

Reserve Items

These items, kept at the Circulation desk, may be loaned for a period of two hours. Items may be renewed for an additional two hours if they have not been requested by another patron. Reserve materials do not circulate outside the Library.

CLE Material

The Law Library has a limited number of CLE audio recordings from the Florida Bar. Alumni may listen to the tapes in the Law Library. They do not circulate outside of the library.

Daily Newspapers

The Law Library subscribes to the Miami HeraldNew York TimesWall Street Journal, and Daily Business Review. Borrow one from the Reserve desk for up to 30 minutes.

Lost and Found

This is located at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

Photocopying in the Library

The IT Department is responsible for maintaining the UPrint machines. IT Help Desk hours differ from Library Hours. The IT Help Desk is located in Room C-118. UPrint devices (copiers and scanners) are located in photocopy rooms at the entrance to floors 1-3 on the South side and in the Florida Collection. There is also a copier that accepts coins on the first floor of the law library.

UPrint Cards

These cards are available at the circulation desk. Guests must add funds to the UPrint card using a credit card. There is a computer to add these funds on the first floor of the law library. Additional Information.