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Music Library Circulation Policies

Checking Out Materials

University of Washington Husky card or a valid borrower's card must be presented to borrow materials. Library Account Services in Suzzallo Library can provide information on borrowing privileges for persons not affiliated with the University. For non-affiliated users who wish to consult permanent reserve, reserve, and rare materials, a valid ID will be held while the material is being used.

The staff at the circulation desk on the first floor check out most library materials and, in addition, retrieve items from closed stack areas, place holds on items that are checked out, and renew loans. Information on the Libraries' circulation policies and regulations is available at this desk. Library materials from the ground floor (Rm. 15) are checked out at the desk in the Listening Center.

Music Library & Listening Center Borrowing Periods

Item

Music Dept. Faculty

UW faculty and Academic TAs

UW Staff; Grad Students

UW Undergrads

Guests

Renewals

Books & Scores

12 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

4 weeks

Library use only

Infinite - unless recalled

Periodicals

One day in-building

Library use only

Library use only*

Library use only*

Library use only

None

CDs & Videos

Two weeks

Two weeks

Library use only*

Library use only*

Library use only

None

LPs

Two weeks in-building

Library use only

Library use only*

Library use only*

Library use only

None

Reserve Books & Scores

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

Library use only

None

Reserve recordings

2 hour

2 hour

Library use only*

Library use only*

Library use only

None

Rare Books & American
Music Collection

Library use only

Library use only

Library use only

Library use only

Library use only

None

*On the rare occasion when a student must use a Library Use Only item (this includes CDs) for a class presentation, the Library Use Only Check-Out Form must be filled out and presented complete with professor's signature. The item may be checked out one hour before the presentation and should be returned immediately after. All preliminary work with the materials may be done in the library.

Reserves

Course reserve books, printed music, recordings and streamed audio can be found in the Online Catalog or Course Reserves Pages. Please request materials by call number. Printed reserve items circulate for two hours. Media materials and accompanying printed music are available at the Listening Center service window for library use only.

Patron Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

Damage to Items

In order to preserve our collection for future patrons, we enforce UW Libraries policy regarding defacement of library materials. Damage to an item including (but not limited to) markings of any kind (including pencil), affixture of tape or sticky notes, or damage to pages or bindings, will result in a fine or replacement/billing charges.