The University Libraries maintain reciprocal access and borrowing arrangements with Peirce College and with Moore College of Art and Design. Students, faculty, and staff affiliated with these institutions can contact their librarians to obtain a letter confirming they are "a patron in good standing."

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

Reciprocal borrowers may renew regularly circulating items items once if they have not been requested by another patron. Library materials are university property and should be cared for accordingly.

Reciprocal borrowers 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 reciprocal borrowers if no one else has requested them.

Holds and Recalls

Holds: Reciprocal borrowers are not eligible to place holds.

Recalls: Reciprocal borrowers are not eligible to place recalls. 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¢/ 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¢/ day per envelope up to a maximum of $5.00 per envelope
Reserve materials and AV equipment 50¢/ hour up to a maximum of $20.00 per item
Circulating CDs, VHS, DVDs, Blu-Rays $1.00/ 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

Please note that the replacement fees listed here are the minimum fee; fees can be more depending on the item.

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

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