Continuing Education students not enrolled in a certificate or graduate program and people not affiliated with the University of the Arts may apply to purchase a six-month member's card for $50.00.

In order for members to borrow, a VISA, MasterCard or American Express credit card receipt must be kept on file. VISA debit cards are acceptable. The credit card 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).

Members may check out up to 5 books or scores 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

Members may renew books, scores, and pictures once. Library materials are university property and should be taken seriously.

Member patrons may not use interlibrary loan service or carry overdue fines. 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.

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

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.

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.

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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