Borrowing materials: Most books and scores may be checked out. Recordings, videos/DVDs, and some collected editions circulate with restrictions. Periodicals and Reference books may be used only in the library. Items on reserve may be checked out for two hours, in-library use only. For loan periods, see library borrowing policies.
Returning materials: Music and Dance Library materials may be returned to Dwight B. Waldo or any of the branch libraries. Materials must be returned with all parts, discs, booklets, and other accompanying material. Replacement fees will be charged for items returned without all accompanying material.
Reference and research assistance is generally available from the librarian or library coordinator during the day Monday-Friday, and at other times by appointment. Assistance is also available by e-mail or phone.
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Instruction in the use of library materials and electronic resources is available for classes and individuals. Contact the librarian for more information and to schedule an instruction session. See Subject Librarians
Audio/Video facilities: The library has facilities for listening to CDs, LP records, audio cassettes and open-reel tapes, and for viewing videocassettes, DVDs, and mini-DVs. Patrons may use their personal recordings and listening/viewing devices, but are advised that they are liable for any infringement of copyright law in the use of library materials.
Photocopiers are located in the Reference area. Reduction, enlargement, and two paper sizes are available. Payment is by copy card or cash; change and copy card dispensers are provided.
The Seminar room is available for group study and small classes (up to 12 persons) and may be reserved in advance.