Performing Arts Library

Circulation Policies

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 MaterialUndergraduate StudentsGraduate StudentsFaculty & StaffCommunity BorrowersKent/Blossom Music Festival Participants
KSU Books & Scores6 weeks +
unlimited renewals
17 weeks +
unlimited renewals
17 weeks +
unlimited renewals
3 weeks + 6 renewals6 weeks
OhioLINK Books & Scores3 weeks + 6 renewals3 weeks + 6 renewals6 weeks + 6 renewals3 weeks + 6 renewals6 weeks
SearchOhio Books & Scores3 weeks + 3 renewals3 weeks + 3 renewals3 weeks + 3 renewals3 weeks + 3 renewals6 weeks
KSU AV Materials1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals
OhioLINK AV Materials1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals
SearchOhio AV Materials1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals1 week + 3 renewals
Performing Arts Library Career Collection2 weeks + 1 renewal2 weeks + 1 renewal2 weeks + 1 renewal2 weeks + 1 renewal2 weeks + 1 renewal
 
Performing Arts Library Bound Journals1 week + 1 renewal1 week + 1 renewal1 week + 1 renewal1 week + 1 renewal1 week + 1 renewal
Performing Arts Library Current Journals1 day + 1 renewal1 day + 1 renewal1 day + 1 renewal1 day + 1 renewal1 day + 1 renewal
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 OnlyLibrary Use OnlyLibrary Use OnlyLibrary Use OnlyLibrary Use Only
Performing Arts Library ReferenceLibrary Use OnlyLibrary Use OnlyLibrary Use OnlyLibrary Use OnlyLibrary 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 hours2 hoursunavailableunavailable2 hours
Chromebooks (more info)2 days2 days2 daysunavailable2 days
Digital Audio Recorder (more info)1 day1 day1 dayunavailable1 day
Digital Video Cameras (more info)1 day1 day1 dayunavailable1 day
Dry-erase Board Kits (more info)1 day1 day1 dayunavailable1 day
Games3 days3 days3 daysunavailable3 days
Guitar2 hours2 hoursunavailableunavailable2 hours
Headphones & Splitters (more info)2 hours2 hours2 hours2 hours2 hours
Laptop Power Adapters (more info)3 hours3 hours3 hoursunavailable3 hours
Tripod1 day1 day1 dayunavailable1 day
USB SuperDrive (more info)1 day1 day1 dayunavailable1 day
Wireless Presenter (more info)7 days7 days7 daysunavailable7 days

**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.

Pickup Anywhere

The OhioLINK Pick-up Anywhere service allows KSU library users to request materials from the OhioLINK Catalog and pick them up at any Ohio academic library, not just a KSU library.

For example, a Kent State University student who lives in Willoughby can request materials through OhioLINK and have the materials sent to the Lakeland Community College Library for pickup.

This feature is indispensable to distance learners, commuters, and others who live closer to an OhioLINK institution other than the one where they study or work. Overdue notices and fines will be managed on your KentLINK Account. Call the Performing Arts Library Desk at 330-672-1668  if you need assistance in online book requesting.

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 Music Scores

In order to preserve our music score 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 replacement cost charges.

Many items in the music score 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.