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Sorry for the Construction Noise!

construction noise graphicYou’re likely going to hear some noise in the library over the next month or so as workers busily replace the roof of Schwarm Hall. We apologize for the disturbance!  We do not know at this time exactly which areas of the library will be quieter than others.

Free access to Wall Street Journal

Students, faculty, and staff can activate a subscription to the online Wall Street Journal, courtesy of Miami University Libraries. Coverage is from 4 yrs. ago to present. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Go to the WSJ registration page at
  2. Enter first and last name
  3. Select an Account Type from the dropdown: Student, Professor, or Staff
  4. Enter your email address and create a password. The email address and password will allow access on other devices outside of the university network.
  5. Click Create to complete registration and create your WSJ subscription.
  6. Once you have an account you can go directly to:

Notes: Student accounts stay active until graduation date. Faculty and staff will be prompted to validate their memberships once a year with an email notification and a banner on the WSJ home page. If a user already has a personal WSJ subscription, it cannot be integrated into the university site license. Users with personal subscriptions should choose a different email address to register with via the university license or cancel their personal subscription before registering through the university license.

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.

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

Library Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday – 8AM – 6PM
Friday- 8AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Library Closed May 21-23 for renovations

Due to renovations, Rentschler Library on the Hamilton Campus will be
closed on the following dates:

Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23

We are closed on weekends throughout the summer. During this time, databases and other electronic resources can be accessed from the library’s website:

Library staff will be working 8AM to 5PM on these dates and can answer
reference questions via the phone (785-3235) and via online chat:

Students in need of printing and computing services can use the
computer lab in MOS 302:

We apologize for any inconvenience and invite everyone to visit us and
see our new front desk when we reopen on Thursday, May 24.

Cram Jam @ Rentschler Library

Rentschler Library and the Office of Learning Assistance are proud to offer Cram Jam again this semester. There’ll be peer tutors in a variety of subjects, librarians, snacks and coffee.  Open to all Miami students and hosted at Rentschler Library, Schwarm Hall, Miami Univ. Hamilton campus. The dates & hours of Cram Jam are:

Thursday, May 10, 6-9pm
Saturday, May 12, 12-5pm
Sunday, May 13, 3-10pm