Books, scores, sound recordings, DVDs, VHS tapes, and headphones may be checked out at the Music Library circulation desk. Listening and viewing equipment is available for use in the Music Library. For more detailed circulation policies, see below.

Check-out Periods and Item Limits

Books and Scores

Length of time Number of items Renewals
Faculty Fixed due dates of January 31, May 31, September 30. 300 0-3
(All items due May 31 must be brought into the library for renewal.)
Graduate Students Fixed due dates of January 31, May 31, September 30. 250 0-3
(All items due May 31 must be brought into the library for renewal.)
Undergraduate Students 30 days 50 3
Retired Faculty Fixed due dates of January 31, May 31, and September 30. 250 0-3
(All items due May 31 must be brought into the library for renewal.)
Administrative and Professional Staff, Active & Retired Fixed due dates of January 31, May 31, and September 30. 250 0-3
(All items due May 31 must be brought into the library for renewal.)
Staff, Active & Retired Fixed due dates of January 31, May 31, and September 30. 100 0-3
(All items due May 31 must be brought into the library for renewal.)
Borrower’s Card Patrons
(Community Users)
30 days 5 1

Sound and Video Recordings

Length of Time Number of Items Renewals
Faculty, Active & Retired 14 days 20 Sound Recordings
10 Video Recordings
1
Graduate Students 14 days 10 Sound Recordings
6 Video Recordings
1
Undergraduate Students 14 days 5 Sound Recordings
3 Video Recordings
1
Staff, Active & Retired 14 days 5 Sound Recordings
3 Video Recordings
1
Borrower’s Card Patrons
(Community Users)
In-Library Use Only

Current Periodicals and Reference Books

Current periodicals and reference books cannot be checked out. They may be used only in the libraries.

Non-Circulating Scores Call Numbers M1 through M3

These scores may only be checked out by Faculty and Graduate Students. They have a loan period of 14 days, with 1 renewal.

Headphones

Headphones are checked out for 4 hours, and may be used only in the library.

Fines for Overdue items

Item Type Fine Maximum
Books and Scores 25¢ per day, per item $10.00
Sound Recordings, DVD, Videos $1.00 per day, per item $20.00
Bound Periodicals $1.00 per day, per item $20.00
Non-Circulating Scores (Call Numbers M1 through M3) $1.00 per day, per item $20.00
Headphones and Hourly Reserves $1.00 per day, per item $20.00
Daily Reserves $2.00 per day, per item $20.00

Fines for Lost and Damaged Items

  • All items that are 60 days overdue are automatically declared lost, and replacement and processing fees, as well as the maximum overdue fine for the item, are charged to the patron’s account. If an item is returned in good condition within one year, the replacement fee may be refunded. The processing fee and overdue fine are non refundable.
  • If a damaged item is returned, it will be repaired (if possible), and the patron’s account will be charged for the cost of the repairs. If the item cannot be repaired, the appropriate replacement fee will be charged.

Processing fee: $10.00

Replacement fees:

  • Books, scores – $45.00
  • Bound periodicals – $100.00
  • Sound recordings – $45.00
  • Videos – $100.00
  • Headphones – $45.00