University of Miami Libraries


Ranked among the top 50 academic research libraries in North America, University Libraries provide invaluable support for scholarly activities across the University.

Encompassing all areas of the sciences as well as the humanities, social sciences, business, and music, the Libraries’ collections provide vital support of the University’s research, learning, and teaching enterprises. Holdings include some 3.5 million volumes, many e-books, and more than 80,000 current print and electronic serials. Continuing to build outstanding print, multimedia, and electronic networked information resources at a robust pace, the Libraries have recently taken bold steps to expand and digitize important collections while concurrently enhancing physical infrastructure.

Momentum2 will empower the Libraries to build the UM Virtual Library, providing access to information anywhere at any time, and access will be broadened to services in the digital humanities, digital scholarship, and the e-sciences. The campaign also will support innovation in the presentation and documentation of scholarship in digital spaces, and UM’s Academic Computing and Digital Media Labs will be expanded to help students to work in these new frontiers. Another key goal is to build unique and distinctive collections: the Special Collections, the University Archives, and the Cuban Heritage Collection. Momentum2 will support the acquisition and preservation of rare source materials to build even more distinctive, important holdings at the University. The campaign will also provide endowments for key positions to lead centers of excellence.

For information about making a gift to University Libraries, visit the Office of Library Development or call (305) 284-4026.