Miami's libraries hold over 3.2 million books, 119,000 maps, 97,000 sound recordings, 20,000 journals, 12,000 videos, and nearly three million pieces of microform. To search those materials, use the library catalog.
OhioLINK is a consortium of public and private universities, community and technical colleges, and the State Library of Ohio. You can request items directly through the catalog. They will typically arrive in 4-5 working days.
Searches the holdings of thousands of libraries in the United States and worldwide. Books can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. In most cases, it will take 8 to 10 days to receive books requested.
You can find both print and electronic books in the MU Libraries catalog. For print items the location and call number of the item will be provided, and for ebooks a link will be given.
Many of our older books are in storage in the Southwest Depository or Hughes Storage facility; if you need an item in these locations, they can be retrieved upon request.
We also have access to print books from other Ohio college libraries; request through the OhioLink catalog.
If you find a book but we don't have it in our collection, you can request it through interlibrary loan.
Books contain a lot of text and other information, but our catalogs search the words in titles, table of contents (sometimes), and subject headings. Keep this in mind when searching for books and consider searching on broader terms rather than very precise topics.