UCB Libraries

Circulation / Reserves Policies

  • Borrowing
  • Renewing
  • Fines
  • Recalls
  • Reserve Materials
  • Off-site Materials

Undergraduate Students:

  • Books/Scores -- Checkout for 4 weeks
  • Bound Journals -- Checkout for 2 days
  • Recent Journals -- Cannot check out
  • Sound Recordings -- Cannot Checkout. Special permissions for checkout of audio-visual materials may be granted by the library faculty director.

Graduate Students

  • Books/Scores -- Checkout for 6 months
  • Bound Journals -- Checkout for 2 days
  • Recent Journals -- Cannot check out
  • Sound Recordings -- 5 recordings at one time, Checkout for 1 week
  • Video Recordings --- 5 recordings at one time, Checkout for 1 week

Faculty

  • Books/Scores -- Checkout for 6 months
  • Bound Journals -- Checkout for 2 days
  • Recent Journals -- Cannot check out
  • Sound Recordings -- Checkout for 1 week
  • Video Recordings -- Checkout for 1 week.

Outside Borrowers

  • All outside borrowers must register at the Norlin Library Circulation desk before checking out Music Library materials.
  • For general borrowing privileges, see “Borrowing Privileges” on the Circulation Services page.
  • You can renew your borrowed items by using My Chinook.
  • By phone, call 303-492-7477, press 2 on your touch-tone phone during Circulation Desk hours.
  • By email by receiving library notices and renew your books by e-mail. Please send your name, e-mail address, and ID number to norcirc@colorado.edu.
  • Or just come to any library circulation desk.
  • Most books checked out from the University Libraries are not subject to overdue fines.  In addition, most materials will not be considered “lost” until overdue for a significantly longer period of time (90 days).
  • Fines will only be assessed on “recalled” items (those requested by another borrower), course reserve material, and some special collections which check out only for very short periods of time (sound recordings, videos, etc.).
  • If items should be declared lost our charges are $50.00, $200.00, or $400.00, depending upon the type of material.  Patrons also have the option of replacing lost items by purchasing a copy of the same edition, either new or used (used must be in good condition) and paying a processing fee of $50.00.
  • Please note that any item which has been declared lost and is later returned will generate a non-negotiable service charge of $10.00 to cover our billing costs.  This service charge applies to ALL LIBRARY USERS.
  • If you have lost items on your record, unpaid fines for the replacement of an item, or you have passed the 10 day limit on your recalled item; your account will be blocked from further activity. If your account is blocked for any reason, contact the music library circulation staff at 303-492-8093.
  • All users -- except Institute Workshop participants -- are guaranteed a 14 day checkout. After that, any book may be recalled for another University patron, or for Course Reserve. Typically, you are given 10 days to return an item -- unless it was already due in less than 10 days -- but those 10 days start from the moment the item is recalled. If your mail delivery is slow, this may leave you with only a few days in which to return the item. To receive your notices in a more timely fashion, please consider signing up to receive e-mail notices.

Print Reserve Materials:

  • Reserve books, scores, photocopies check out on short term loan at the circulation desk to patrons with current a BuffOne card.

Audio Reserve Materials:

  • Kaltura is used to stream audio reserves in the Music Library.
  • Some personal copy audio reserves may be checked out on short term loan at the circulation desk.
  • Some personal copy audio reserves are non-circulating and must be listened to in the Music Library.
  • All library-owned CDs, LPs, videos, DVDs which are on reserve are non-circulating and must be listened to in the Music Library.
  • Online reserve recordings can be heard at the Naxos Music Library, the Naxos Music Jazz Library, the Classical Music Library, in addition to other places. Check with your instructor for further details.
  • General reserves policies and FAQ’s for students.
  • General reserves policies and FAQ’s for faculty.

Items from PASCAL or Other Libraries

  • Items stored offsite (PASCAL) may be requested at any circulation desk or online through Chinook using the recall/hold function.  Material will be picked up and returned to Norlin Circulation. The turnaround time is generally three business days.  Patrons will be notified when their material is ready to be picked up and is held for 10 days.
  • Items requested through Prospector or Interlibrary Loan are picked up and returned to the Norlin Library. Prospector items check out for 21 days with 1 renewal. Interlibrary Loan items will vary in checkout period and renewal depending on the lending institution.

 

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