Alumni who meet the following criteria may borrow materials:

  • Must have a UArts alumni ID card
  • Must have returned all materials and paid all fines
  • Must place a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card on file.
  • The credit card on file is not used for the membership fee or fines, but only as a form of security should the library need to bill for unreturned materials. Membership fees and overdue fines must be paid in-person with cash, credit card, or check (made out to University of the Arts).

Alumni memberships are for borrowing and access only. Alumni do not have off-campus access to the UArts Libraries subscription databases (i.e., anything that requires a log-in), and may not use interlibrary loan service or carry overdue fines.

Alumni may check out up to 5 items at one time.

Should library materials be more than one month overdue, the UArts University Libraries will use the credit card slip placed on file to bill you. Unreturned materials are billed at the minimum replacement fee of $115.00 ($100.00 minimum for the item plus a $15.00 processing fee). Patrons who have been billed in this manner will be denied future borrowing privileges.

Circulating books, scores, pictures  3 weeks
LPs, audiotapes  2 hours, in-library use only
Circulating videotapes, CDs, DVDs (3 max)  7 days
Slides, with permission from faculty  10 days
Pedagogical CDs (e.g., Aebersold series)  1 day

Library materials are university property and should be cared for accordingly.

Any overdue fines incurred must be paid in full in order to borrow again or renew materials.


You may renew materials yourself, through your library record online, or you may call the Greenfield (215-717-6280) or Music (215-717-6292) Library. Please note that this does not apply to course reserve materials.

Circulating books, scores and pictures may be renewed once by alumni if no one else has requested them.

Holds and Recalls

Holds: If an item is checked out, anyone eligible to borrow may place a hold on it. This prevents the patron who has it checked out from renewing it but does not affect the due date. When an item with a hold on it is returned, you will receive a notice that the item is ready for you in the respective library. You may place a hold on checked-out items yourself through the online catalog or you may ask library staff at the circulation desk to do so for you. Holds cannot be placed on items that are not checked out.

Recalls: Alumni, members, and reciprocal borrowers are not eligible to place a recall on a checked-out item. If you receive a recall notice, you will have 10 days from the date of the recall to continue using the item and return it by the new due date. Overdue fines for recalled items are $1.00/day, up to a maximum accrual of $20.00 per item.


Overdue Fines

Material Type Overdue Fine
Circulating books and scores 10 cents per day per book up to a maximum of $5.00 per item
Recalled materials $1.00/day per item up to a maximum of $20.00 per item
Picture File materials 10 cents per day per envelope up to a maximum of $5.00 per envelope
Reserve materials 50 cents per hour up to a maximum of $20.00 per item
Circulating CDs, VHS, DVDs, Blu-Rays $1.00 per day up to a maximum of $20.00 per item

University library fines and fees are financial obligations to the university. All materials must be returned or paid for and all fines must be paid in full in order for alumni to receive transcripts.

Replacement Fees

Material Type Replacement fee
Books, scores, audio and video recordings $100.00 minimum + $15.00 processing fee
Picture File materials $2.00 per picture
Slides $3.00 per slide

Please note that the replacement fees listed here are the minimum fee; fees can be more depending on the item. Library materials are university property. All materials must be returned or paid for and all fines must be paid in full in order for alumni to receive transcripts.

Patrons who have lost library materials have the option of purchasing a new copy of the item for the library and paying the library only the $15.00 processing fee. This must be cleared with Carol Graney before doing so.

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