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Music Library Circulation Services and Policies

MUSIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION/RESERVE DESK

The Music Library Circulation/Reserve Desk is located immediately inside the Music Library on the first floor of the Skinner Hall of Music. Below find information about Music Library circulation, loans, fines and fees.

MUSIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION

Go to the Music Library Circulation/Reserve Desk to:

  • Check out and return circulating Music Library materials (books, scores, sound and visual recordings, and other items) You must have a valid V-Card.
    • Other items that may be checked out include: 
    • Headphones (1/4 " and 1/8") and adapters (1/4" to 1/8"), (1/8" to 1/4")
    • Remote control units for use with the listening and viewing equipment in the Music Library.
    • External CD/DVD drives
    • Dongles (variety)
    • External hard drives
  • Update patron information and authorize Vassar ID cards.
  • Get help with renewal problems (you may self-renew books using My Library).
  • Pay bills and fines (Monday-Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm).
  • Inquire about borrowing privileges.
  • Ask questions about Music Library circulation, services and spaces.
  • Arrange to use the Music Library Listening Classroom (MLLC) on a first come, first served basis. You must have a valid V-Card.
  • Request to speak to the Music Librarian for music research assistance.

 

LOAN PERIODS

Limits On Number Of Items That Can Be Borrowed

Students/
Staff 
Faculty, Administrators,
Trustees, Language Fellows,  Emeriti
Faculty/
Student Assistants
Faculty/
Administrator Spouse
Guest Borrowers (Special Borrowers, Alums),
Faculty/Staff Children
Summer Programs
Participants

100

250 100 100 30 10

 

 

Loan Periods By Type of Material and Borrower

 

Material Type
Students/
Staff
Seniors
Faculty, Administrators,
Trustees, Language Fellows,  Emeriti
Faculty
Assistants
Faculty/
Administrator Spouse
Special Borrowers, Alums,
Faculty/Staff Children

Summer Programs
Participants
Circulating Books and Scores 30 days
1 renewal 

Semester loan

1 renewal

1 year fixed due date in June

6 Renewals 
1 year
Fixed due date at end of May. 1 renewal

1 year

Fixed due date at beginning of June

1 renewal

30 days
1 renewal
2 weeks
Unlimited renewals while card is valid
Browsing Books 3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
1 renewal

3 weeks
1 renewal

3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
 
3 weeks
1 renewal 
Kindles/DVD Drives/General Equipment 3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
1 renewal

3 weeks
1 renewal

Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating
Reference/
Special Collections
In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only
Periodicals In-house use only In-house use only 2 weeks In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only
Circulating LPs, cassettes, CDs

2 weeks

no renewal

2 weeks

no renewal

2 weeks

no renewal

2 weeks

no renewals

2 weeks

no renewal

2 weeks

no renewal

2 weeks

no renewal

Reference LPs

In-house use only

In-house use only

3 days

no renewal

3 days

no renewal

in-house use only in-house use only in-house use only
Reference CDs

3 days

no renewal

3 days

no renewal

3 days

no renewal

3 days

no renewal

3 days

no renewal

3 days

no renewal

3 days

no renewal

Videos and
DVDs

(not on reserve)

3 days

1 renewal

3 days

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

3 days

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

1 day 1 day
Keys In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. Non-Circulating Non-Circulating
* Books taken out in fall can be renewed for spring semester. 


See  Main Library Course Reserves  for loan periods for reserve materials and computer equipment.   

See  Music Library Reserves  for loan periods for reserve materials and computer equipment.   

See Interlibrary Loan for Interlibrary Loan borrowing policies.

MUSIC LIBRARY FINES AND REPLACEMENT FEES

Vassar College Libraries fines and fees

Additional Music Library fines and fees:

Circulating Sound Recordings

Students accrue a fine of $ .20 a day per item for circulating sound recordings not returned by the designated due date.   If these materials are not returned within 10 days, the student receives a bill, as for other overdue items.  Although the replacement and processing fees are dropped upon the return of an item, the student is still responsible for the $10 billing fee.

Regular Reserve Items

Regular reserve items are for in-house use only and must be returned by the end of the day.  Students accrue a fine of $1.00 for every hour a reserve item is returned beyond closing time.  

Overnight Reserve Items

Circulating books and scores on Music Library Reserve may be checked out overnight one half hour before closing.  These items must be returned within the first half hour of opening the following day.  Students accrue a fine of $1.00 for every hour items are returned beyond this time.

Music Library Listening Classroom

The Music Library Listening Classroom is available for faculty and students. It is a state-of-the-art facility.

Audiovisual Facilities

Headphones for in-library use may be borrowed at the Circulation Desk with a valid Vassar ID card. Music Library videos and sound recordings, with the exception of items on Reserve and Reference LPs, may be borrowed and taken out of the Music Library with a valid Vassar ID card. See Music Library Services and Policies for more information.

The duplication of any item including books, scores, audio and/or visual recordings under copyright is not permitted in the Vassar College Libraries.