Monthly Archives: August 2018

Welcome New and Returning Students!

welcome mat imageWelcome to all new and returning students! Here’s three quick things to know about the library to get you started this semester

Textbooks: If your textbooks haven’t arrived yet, please check at the desk in the library to see if your instructor has put a copy on 2-hour reserve. We don’t have all of the textbooks used in MUH classes, but there are some that are available. Your Miami ID card is your library card.

Printing – Use your Miami ID as your print card. You can “charge” up your ID card at the MuLaa box in Schwarm Commons, and in 2nd floor of Mosler. Black and white print jobs are 10 cents per page, color is 25 cents a page. We have a “Quick Print” computer if you are in a hurry to get a document printed. More info at our Printing and Copying page.

Hours – Our hours of operation have changed. We’re here 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm Friday, closed Saturday and open Sunday 1pm-5pm. Our library hours page has all of the dates we’re closed.

#MoveIn Miami!!

Move In Miami 2018 logo

It’s #MoveIn Miami Day!! This one-day fundraising event allows Miamians and friends of Miami University to impact current and future students by donating to a variety of departments and services.

Please consider donating to Rentschler Library today. Your donation will help fund library events and activities that enable the library staff to build connections with students and further student success on the Hamilton campus. For every donation of $10 or more, we will also receive a $5 bonus donation. More information about the #MoveIn Miami campaign can be found at:

To make a donation to Rentschler Library’s fund, visit:  (make sure designate your donation by putting the donation amount in the box next to “Rentschler Library Gift Fund-Hamilton Campus”)

Thank you so much for all of your support!!

New databases from OhioLINK

One of the many benefits of being a member of the OhioLINK consortium is the research databases we can provide to students, faculty, and staff. The fiscal year starting July 1, 2018, adds four new subscriptions that will soon all be listed on our library website.

Small Business Reference Center – Exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans. Also included are state-specific resources, start-up business plans, and industry information

Very Short Introductions – Online versions of a series of books published by Oxford University Press. A wide range of topics, from climate to game theory, to consciousness, to globalization and much more.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias – Oxford Research Encyclopedias are written by world-class experts to provide subject overviews that can be understood in half an hour of reading or less. Every essay is rigorously peer-reviewed and new topics and essays are added monthly

Transparent Languages Online – A language learning resource, offering speaking, typing, listening, and vocabulary practice in 100+ languages, including for ESL students. Patrons must create a free account at the site to use this resource