Alumni who meet the following criteria may borrow materials:
- Must have a UArts alumni ID card
- If you don't have an alumni ID, call Alumni Relations at 215-717-6150 or see http://www.uarts.edu/alumni/benefits-services
- Must have returned all materials and paid all fines
- Must place a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card on file. Visa debit cards are acceptable.
- 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 with cash 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 10 items at one time and may renew each item once.
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 taken seriously.
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: Anyone eligible to borrow may place a recall on a checked-out item. Recalls must be placed by library staff. Recalling an item alters the due date for the patron who currently has the item checked out. That patron will have 10 days from the date of the recall to continue using the item and return it by the new due date. If you receive a recall notice, please pay attention to it: the overdue fine for recalled items goes up to $1.00/day, up to a maximum accrual of $20.00 per item.
|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 videotapes, DVDs, laserdiscs||$1.00 per day up to a maximum of $20.00 per item|
|CDs, LPs, audiotapes||See Reserve materials|
|Pedagogical CDs (e.g., Aebersold series)||See Circulating videotapes, DVDs, laserdiscs/td>|
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.
|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.