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LSAMP Early Arrival Program: First-Year Student Resources

Guide for Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholars participating in the LSAMP Early Arrival Program.

Where are the Libraries?

There are 2 libraries on campus where you can find resources, study, meet with groups and find help on papers and projects.

King Library is open 7 a.m. - 1 a.m. each day of the week during the school year and is our biggest library.

Wertz Art and Architecture Library is located in the lower levels of Alumni Hall.


How do I checkout books and find other resources?

You can check out books and other equipment for free at the circulation desks at our Libraries

  • Through the Libraries, you have access to millions of books and other media. Even if Miami doesn’t have it, we will borrow it from another library for you. Students can check out items for 3 weeks and you can renew items online.

  • We have many course textbooks and other class reserves. You can borrow these for 2 hours for use inside our library locations. We also have a variety of electronics and equipment for free checkout: laptops, tablets, cameras, cords and chargers.

  • You also have access to a plethora of online resources through our website. Find articles, databases, ebooks and course specific resources without leaving your residence hall!

How do I get help?

Librarians are a great resource!

  • Librarians are skilled in finding and evaluating resources. We have a subject librarian for every major. All of our librarians can help with finding, evaluating and integrating sources for your papers and projects.

  • Our librarians are available for help online, at library information desks, by email, phone or for in-office consultations. Librarians often come to classrooms to help teach instruction sessions for finding sources for a particular class.

  • Just ASK US!

Map of Libraries Locations on Campus

New Student Resources LibGuide

For information about how the Libraries and its staff, resources and services can help you transition, learn and succeed in college, visit the New Student Resources LibGuide. There you'll find further guidance on the transition to college, the basics of using the Miami University Libraries, an overview of the Personal Librarian Program, research tips, and more!