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Privileges and Policies: Summary

Please read these guidelines. You are responsible for knowing them.

Priveleges and Policies

The policies on this page apply to both college and precollege students during the regular School year.

Alumni should visit the Privileges & Courtesies section of the School's site for information about using the Library.

BORROWING PRIVILEGES

Your Manhattan School of Music ID acts as your library card. You must have it with you to check materials out.

Basic circulation policies are laid out in the table below. Please note: Everything is subject to recall after four weeks. If somebody places a hold on an item you've had more than 28 days, you will receive a recall notice indicating that the item has a new due date a week hence.

RENEWALS

To renew an item beyond its due date, you must bring it to the circulation desk a week or so before it is due. Online or telephone renewals are not available. You can renew for an additional period unless someone else has placed a hold on the item, in which case you must return it. Course reserve materials may not be renewed.

HOLDS

You can place a hold on any item that is listed in the catalog but is not currently on the shelf by clicking on the "Hold This Item for Me" button and filling out the required information. When the item is ready, you will receive an e-mail notice that it is being held for you. NB: Regardless of due date, most items are eligible for recall after four weeks.

You will find many listings in the catalog for items that are on order or “in process.” Those these items are not yet ready to go out on the shelf, they are available to you to use. Please use the "Hold This Item for Me" button: We'll automatically make it a “rush” item and try to get it to you as soon as possible.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS

The person who signs out a library item is responsible for its return, complete and in the same condition in which it was borrowed, on or before the due date stamped in the item. For chamber music, the person who signs out a set of parts is responsible for the return of all of the parts, together and complete as a set. We do not accept returns of incomplete sets or individual parts.

Do not write in the library's scores! Light markings made for rehearsal purposes must be completely erased before returning, or you will be billed for a replacement. (NB: If you are learning a new piece with your teacher, you should probably buy it!)

COURSE RESERVES

Course reserve materials are items assigned by teachers for the general use of their class or studio. They may taken off the Library premises, as long as they are returned within the stipulated two-hour loan period. You can find course reserves in the Library's catalog, listed by your teacher's name or the course name. Request course reserves by call number at the front circulation desk.

LIBRARY NOTICES

We send all notices to your student email account. These notices are a courtesy; you are responsible for keeping track of the materials you have checked out. The due date is stamped in each item, and you can also check your current circulation record through our catalog.

Borrowing policies for:
College Students
College Faculty and Precollege Faculty
Precollege Students
Scores, books,
CDs, DVDs

The default due date is the last day of the semester. But any item is elible for recall by another patron after four weeks, so you are guaranteed a minimum use of four weeks.

We do not charge overdue fines. But when any item is overdue, you will be blocked from borrowing and using our online resources, and also blocked in the Registrar's Office from getting your grades and transcripts and from registering for future classes. After several weeks, you will be billed for the replacement (default price: $125 per item).

End of semester--but is elible for recall by another patron after four weeks.

No overdue fines, but you will be billed for the replacement of overdue materials (default price: $150 per item).

Four weeks. [NB: During the coronavirus-19 pandemic, the loan period will be one semester.]

We do not charge overdue fines. But when any item is overdue, you will be blocked from borrowing and using our online resources, and also blocked in the Registrar's Office from getting your grades and transcripts and from registering for future classes. After several weeks, you will be billed for the replacement (default price: $125 per item).

Course reserves

2 hours

2 at a time

No renewals

Overdue fine of $1/hour + library block

Overnight--but only if you are the (sole) faculty member for whom it was put on reserve.

Unlimited items

No renewals

No overdue fines, but you may have a block on your library account

2 hours

2 at a time

No renewals

Overdue fine of $1/hour + library block

Periodicals Non-circulating Ask the library director Non-circulating
MSM recordings Two hours. Overnight. Two hours

Library Director

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Peter Caleb
Contact:
The Peter Jay Sharp Library
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027
USA
917-493-4507
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