Using the Library:Circulation Policies

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Circulation Policies

All members of the CalArts Community (students, faculty, and staff) use their CalArts ID Cards as library cards. The library barcode number is printed on the bottom left corner of the ID card and is your CalArts ID number. 

Loan periods

Students

  • Books, Exhibition Catalogs and Scores: 21 days
  • Performance scores: 120 days
  • Compact discs:  7 days
  • Reserves, audio visual materials, LP records, periodicals, and reference books: in-library use only

Faculty

  • Books, Exhibition Catalogs, Scores: 120 days
  • Performance scores: 120 days
  • Sound recordings: 21 days
  • DVDs and VHS tapes: 7 days
  • Reserve materials: 2 hours
  • Films, periodicals and reference: by special permission of a librarian

Staff

  • Books, Exhibition Catalogs and Scores: 21 days
  • Performance scores: 120 days
  • Sound recordings: 7 days
  • DVDs and VHS tapes: 3 days
  • Reserves, periodicals, and reference books: in-library use only

Maximum items allowed

Students and Staff: 50 items

Faculty: 150 items

Lost Replacement Bills

A fine for replacement cost and a processing fee is automatically added to your library account if library material is long overdue.  A bill notice is emailed to you.

If you have bills on your library account you will be blocked from borrowing additional library materials and cannot register for classes until the fine is paid or the item is returned.

Students who graduate, have taken a leave of absence or have withdrawn, will have the amount of library bills deducted from their Institute deposit account.
 
If the item is returned, all bills are removed from your library record and any bill amount paid will be refunded in full.

 

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