Continuing Education students and people not affiliated with the University of the Arts may apply to purchase a member's card for $50.00/year.
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 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|
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. Please note that this does not apply to course reserve materials.
Circulating books, scores and pictures may be renewed once by members 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.
|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.
|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.