|Library Policies and Access to Materials|
|Circulation Policies     ||Carrel Policies     ||Course Reserves Policies|
Please note that circulation desk service ends 15 minutes before closing time.
All UNC-CH students, faculty, and staff must use their UNC-One Card as a library card.
For all other patrons, library borrower's cards are available at the Davis Circulation Desk during all hours of operations. Card fees for qualified borrowers are $25 for a new issue, $25 per year for renewals, and $5 to replace lost cards.
Cooperative lending: Borrowers from UNC System and TRLN institutions may use their institution's card, which must be activated at Davis Circulation Desk before items can be checked out from the Music Library.
The following loan periods apply to most printed materials checked out from the Music Library.
The Library is not obligated to send
notices, but does so as a reminder. Patrons who receive
email notices may receive a reminder 3 days before materials are
due. When patrons
receive overdue notices, the items listed on the
notice are already overdue and are subject to
fines. Due dates are stamped on the inside of each
item at the time of check out.
Items that come with supplementary materials, like parts that go with a score or CDs that accompany a book, are considered part of the item. An item is not considered returned until all of its parts have been returned. So, a score returned without its parts will remain checked out to the patron until all parts are returned. If parts are lost, the entire score must be replaced or the replacement fee must be paid (see below).
Grace Period: 13 days for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty; 3 days for all other patrons
Fines: $.50 per day per item, $25 maximum
Grace Period: none
Fines: $1 per hour, or any portion of an hour, $50 maximum
Money for fines is not accepted at the Music Library. UNC-Chapel Hill affiliated patrons may pay fines at the Davis Library Circulation Desk or the University Receivables Office in the Student and Academic Services Building (SASB); all other borrowers must pay at the Davis Library Circulation Desk.
Questions about circulation and billing-related questions can be answered by calling the Music Library Circulation Supervisor at 966-1113 during business hours, 8:00AM - 5:00PM weekdays.
The minimum charges listed below apply for all items in the Music Library collection that are considered lost. The library considers an item lost when it is more than 42 days overdue. Replacement of the item may be an option if the precise edition and format (hardcover, paperback, or A/V) are available. The amounts listed here are otherwise not negotiable. There is an appeal procedure.
Patrons are responsible for materials that they have borrowed and will be charged for damaged materials. The minimum charge for damaged Library material is $7.50. The maximum charge will be the charge for the replacement of the book. Patrons should not dog-ear pages or stick adhesive materials in Library materials. Patrons may be charged for highlighting, underlining or writing in Library materials, or for placing post-it notes or other adhesive markers in materials.
All books and scores are subject to recall for other users and for course reserves. Reserve requests are recalled immediately. Due dates for items checked out for longer than 30 days are changed to 14 days from the time the recall was requested. Due date changes will be noted on the recall notice. Overdue fines accumulate from the new due date. Additional fines apply to items that have been recalled for another borrower. Recall fines add $0.50 per item per day to overdue items. There is no grace period for recall fines; fines begin accruing as soon as the item is overdue. The addition of the recall fine can more than double the total fine charged.
Books and scores may be renewed if not recalled by another patron or needed for course reserves. A/V materials may not be renewed. Renewals may be made online under the MyLibrary page found on the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries' Home Page or from the Renewing Books & Scores link on the Music Library home page. The maximum number of times an item can be renewed is three; if you have reached the renewal limit, you must return the item to the Music Library to check it in and reset those renewals.
Music Library books and scores may be returned to any UNC-CH campus library. When the Music Library is closed you may return books and scores to House Undergraduate Library or to Davis Library. Sound recordings and videos must be returned directly to the Music Library. You may not return A/V materials from the Music Library to the MRC. You may return print materials checked out from other libraries to the Music Library.
All circulation records are kept strictly confidential, as required by North Carolina law (G.S. 125-19. Confidentiality of Library User Records). We cannot reveal the name of the patron who has an item checked out.Back to the top
The following loan periods apply to most A/V materials checked out from the Music Library. A/V materials are non-renewable.