No More Overdue Fines for Most Items

We’re always reviewing and reconsidering library policies, and we think you’ll like this decision: beginning this semester there will be no more overdue fines on circulating books, scores, videos, or CDs.

The nitty gritty details:

We will still charge replacement fees for lost items (something can be so overdue that it’s declared lost), and there will be fines for course reserve materials, library equipment, interlibrary loan items, and recalled materials. Please contact Kimberly Lesley if you have questions, or consult our web pages on policy for more information. We will not be waiving existing overdue fines, and materials checked out last semester may still incur overdue fines. Return everything and start anew!

Remember: you can always view your library record and renew most items at

Library Fine Forgiveness: Staff Council Food Drive

can hat

Now is your opportunity to direct your overdue fines to alleviating hunger in the Philadelphia region. All overdue fines paid will go to the UArts Staff Council PhilAbundance Food Drive. You may also choose to donate non-perishable food items in lieu of money. Please bring donation items to the circulation desk in Greenfield or in Music. Please note: this applies only to overdue fines. Lost items must still be replaced or paid for.

One item will cover up to $5.00 in overdue fines.
Two items will cover up to $10.00 in overdue fines and so on.
You must bring items to the Greenfield or Music Library circulation desk in order for us to waive your fines.

Deadline for food items is Monday, December 15. Food donations will only be accepted for overdue fines. 

Items should be recently purchased, unopened and in good condition.
Cans or plastic bottles only, no glass containers, please. Boxed items are acceptable.

Borrowing During the Summer

Why hello there, and thanks for stopping by.

A man and a woman lying on Midland Beach



Byron Company. A man and a woman lying on Midland Beach. 1891. Museum of the City of New York. 10 Apr. 2014.

So you’d like to borrow some fabulous materials from the UArts Libraries this summer? Your friendly library staff is happy to oblige!

All you need to do is:

  • Return all previously checked out library materials
  • Pay all fines
  • Show proof of registration for Fall 2014

Regular loan periods apply. Sorry, we can’t give you library materials for the entire summer. BUT…

You can renew online through My library record. Make sure your items have a new due date; just give us a call if you need any help.

Greenfield Circulation: 215-717-6280

Music Circulation: 215-717-6292

Blog link image:

Halsman, Philippe. Bathing Costumes. USA. 1946. Daytona Beach Florida. Magnum Photos. Apr. 2014



Winter Break: Library Hours, Borrowing


The UArts Libraries will be closed for winter break from Tuesday, December 21, 2010, through Monday, January 10, 2011.

January 3-10 we will be working but will be closed for in-service days. You may reach us by e-mail but the libraries will be closed.

The libraries will be OPEN Tuesday through Friday, January 11-14, 2011 from 9am-5pm.

The libraries will be CLOSED Saturday through Monday, January 15-17, and will open for semester hours on the first day of classes, Tuesday, January 18.

What do we do during in-service? We do all the things we can’t do when we’re open during the semester: have full-staff meetings and work on projects that involve all staff such as shelfreading. What is shelfreading, you ask? Shelfreading means that we look at every book on the shelves one by one and make sure they’re in order. Yes, we really do it.


Would you like to borrow library materials over the break? Students who:

* return all checked-out materials
* pay all outstanding fines
* are pre-registered for the next semester

may borrow library materials over the winter break starting Monday, December 13. (All pre-registered students will also be able to log into our electronic resources over the break.) Books, pictures, scores, and videos will be due on January 21 (first Friday of the first week of classes). Aebersold CDs from the UArts Music Library will be due on TUESDAY, JANUARY 11.

Photo by Josh Liba, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Summertime ’09!

Just a few more days of the spring semester and it’s all over.  Here are some bits of info about the UArts Libraries during the summer.


Greenfield Library

Monday-Thursday: 8:15am – 8:00pm

Friday: 8:15am – 4:00pm

closed weekends

Music Library

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

closed weekends

Visual Resources Library

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

closed weekends


Not taking summer classes but still like to read/watch movies/look at beautiful books?  You may borrow materials DURING the summer (not for the entire summer; regular policies apply) if you meet the following criteria:

• you return EVERYTHING

• you pay ALL fines

• you are pre-registered for Fall 2009

Have a great summer!