Performing Arts Library

Circulation Policies

Library users wishing to borrow library materials must have a valid Kent State University identification card (FLASHcard) or a photo ID (community borrowers). See the KSU Libraries policy on borrowing privileges for more information.

Borrowing Policies (loans, renewals, fines ...)

Performing Arts Library collections are loaned under the following terms:

Type of Material Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Faculty & Staff Community Borrowers Kent/Blossom Music Festival Participants
KSU Books & Scores 6 weeks +
unlimited renewals
17 weeks +
unlimited renewals
17 weeks +
unlimited renewals
3 weeks + 6 renewals 6 weeks
OhioLINK Books & Scores 3 weeks + 6 renewals 3 weeks + 6 renewals 6 weeks + 6 renewals 3 weeks + 6 renewals 6 weeks
SearchOhio Books & Scores 3 weeks + 3 renewals 3 weeks + 3 renewals 3 weeks + 3 renewals 3 weeks + 3 renewals 6 weeks
KSU AV Materials 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals
OhioLINK AV Materials 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals)
SearchOhio AV Materials 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals 1 week + 3 renewals
Performing Arts Library Career Collection 1 week + 1 renewal 1 week + 1 renewal 1 week + 1 renewal 1 week + 1 renewal 1 week + 1 renewal
 
Performing Arts Library Bound Journals 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals) 1 week (no renewals)
Performing Arts Library Current Journals 1 day (no renewals) 1 day (no renewals) 1 day (no renewals) 1 day (no renewals) 1 day (no renewals)
Reserve Materials (*overnight checkout
is available for some items)
2 hours*, 3 hours*, 1 day
or 7 days (no renewals)
2 hours*, 3 hours*, 1 day
or 7 days (no renewals)
2 hours*, 3 hours*, 1 day
or 7 days (no renewals)
2 hours*, 3 hours*, 1 day
or 7 days (no renewals)
6 weeks for KBMF reserves; 2 hours for course reserves
Performing Arts Library Music
Monuments & Collected Editions (M1-M3)
Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only
Performing Arts Library Reference Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Items (*Contact
ILL office to request a renewal)
3 weeks, or as marked* 3 weeks, or as marked* 3 weeks, or as marked* 3 weeks, or as marked* unavailable
Group Listening/Viewing Rooms
(Reserve a room)
2 hours 2 hours unavailable unavailable 2 hours
Headphones & Splitters 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
Guitar 2 hours 2 hours unavailable unavailable 2 hours
Games 3 days 3 days 3 days 3 days 3 days
Digital Video Camera 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day
Tripod 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day
Digital Audio Recorder 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day
Laptop Power Adapters 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours

**For additional information regarding loan rules see the Circulation Department's Borrowing Policies - Loan Periods, Renewals and Overdue Fines.

Holdshelf

Library materials requested to pick up at the Performing Arts Library will remain on the holdshelf for 10 days.

Reserves

Books, journals, printed music, recordings and streamed audio on course reserve may be found in the Online Catalog, KentLINK, or the Performing Arts Library Online Course Reserves page.  Please request library materials at the Performing Arts Library service desk by call number.  Most materials on reserve will check out for 2 hours, but some materials will check out for 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days.  Some 2 and 3 hour reserve materials will also check out overnight if checked out less than 2 hours before the Performing Arts Library closes.

Each patron may check out one  reserve item per type (score, recording, book) at a time.

Library User Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  • All materials checked out on your card.
  • Knowing due dates.
  • Returning or renewing materials on time.
  • Library notices sent when you are out of town.
  • Reporting lost or stolen cards to the FLASHcard Office.

Damage to Performing Arts Library Materials

In order to preserve our collection for future library users, we enforce KSU Libraries policy regarding extensive damage to library materials.  While we understand that it is essential for teaching and performing to annotate scores, this should not be done directly on the library's copies.  Damage to an item, including (but not limited to) markings of any kind (including pencil), affixing tape or post-it notes, or damage to pages or bindings will result in a fine or replacement/billing charges.

Many items in the KSU collection already contain markings and library staff members are working to erase markings as time permits.  This policy applies only to materials marked with a stamp stating "Library material returned bearing personal marking will be charged to the borrower as having been defaced!"  Library users are given one opportunity to erase markings written in library scores and will be notified via email.  Any following instances of items returned with markings or other damage will result in an automatic replacement fine charged to the library patron's record.

John Mack Music Collection Guidelines for Use

Because of John Mack's significance as a performer and teacher, it is possible to learn much from the markings found in his music collection. In order to preserve the rich insight and legacy that these marking offer, please DO NOT MARK in this music and DO NOT ERASE EXISTING MARKINGS.

Any alteration of these materials will result in fines equivalent to existing replacement fines for Kent State University library materials. Ongoing circulation of this valuable collection depends on the continued respect for these use guidelines by those who have the privilege of studying from these materials.  Open the John Mack Music Collection guide for more information on this collection.