Access & Borrowing


During the spring 2021 semester, The Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 7pm, and on Friday from 9am to 4pm, for pickup of requested materials. Use of spaces and services within the library is by appointment only for current University of Miami faculty, staff and students due to University of Miami guidelines. Materials may be returned via the book drop outside the front door of the library. Remote access to databases and other online library resources is restricted to members of the University of Miami community. Priority for all materials, resources, equipment, and rooms at Weeks Library is given to Frost School of Music students, faculty, and staff, followed by other members of the University of Miami community.

For more information visit University of Miami Libraries Access & Borrowing Privileges.

Borrowing Privileges

Patron Type Books/ Scores Media* Theses Reserves/ Archives** # of Items
Faculty/ Emeritus Faculty 365 days 7 days 30 days appointment only No limit books/ scores, 10 media
UM Graduate Students/ Staff End of semester 7 days 30 days appointment only No limit books/ scores, 5 media
UM Undergraduates 30 days 7 days 30 days appointment only No limit books/ scores, 5 media
Retired Faculty/ Staff 14 days 7 days 30 days appointment only 10 books/ scores, 3 media
Other patrons*** 14 days 7 days 14 days appointment only 10 books/ scores, 3 media
Visitors Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

* Includes CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, vinyl records, and audio cassettes.

** Includes course reserve materials, equipment (headphones, chargers), and materials from the Musical Theater Archive and other special music collections.

*** Other patrons include alumni, community users, employees’ family members, guests of UM Administration, trustees and their families, and special library permits, as well as members of the Friends of the Library and members of the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection who join at the “Sustaining” level or higher. Community user cards and membership to the Friends of the Library or the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection may be obtained at Richter library.

Borrowing Policies

Holds

Items placed on hold or requested will be held for two weeks before they are returned to circulation. To make other hold arrangements, please contact the circulation staff at Weeks Music Library.

Renewals and Recalls

Patrons may renew scores twice. To renew a score more than twice please contact the circulation staff at Weeks Music Library.

Recalled items are subject to immediate return.

Fines

  • Scores and books: $0.25/day
  • Lost parts: $5.00/part (see below)
  • CDs and DVDs: $1.00/day
  • Library Use Item: $1.00/hour
  • Recall: $2.00/day

Missing Parts

Students who borrow scores with parts are responsible for returning the complete set.  If a part is not returned, the borrower will receive an email asking him or her to check again for the missing item(s).  If the borrower cannot find the part or does not respond to the email he or she will be charged $5.00 per part.

Exceptions

Exceptions to these policies may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at 305-284-9895 for more information.