Borrowing Privileges

Students

DVDs in the Lending Collection

  • Up to 3 DVDs for 3 days: One renewal
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per day
  • After 12 days: $100.00 lost fee

Other Visual Media

This includes DVDs in the Media Collection (not DVD-Lend), BluRay, Videocassettes, Laserdiscs, Video CDs (VCDs), 16mm Films, Media Kits (mixed-media materials)

  • Library use only
  • Undergraduates: 3-hour checkout, no renewal
  • Graduate students: 3 day checkout, no renewal
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour

Compact Discs

  • Up to 3 CDs for 3 days
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per day, $3.00 per day for recalled items

Course Reserves Materials

  • Books: 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days, depending on instructor, one renewal
  • Visual Materials: One item for 3 hours, no renewals, library use only
  • Audio Materials: 3 hours, library use only
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour
  • Items must be returned to Music & Media Desk only

Audiocassettes, LP Phonodiscs

  • Up to 3 items for 3 hours, 2 renewals.
  • Library use only.
  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per hour.

Headphones, Headphone Adapters, Remotes, Laptop Power Adapters

  • Library use only
  • 3 hours, renewable at Music & Media Desk only
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour

Laptops

  • One laptop per patron
  • 3 hours, renewable once at Music & Media Desk
  • Library use only
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per hour

GPS Handheld Units

  • One unit per patron
  • 7 days, no renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 a day

iPads

  • 7 days, no renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 a day

Data projectors, digital audio/video recorders, digital still cameras, microphones, tripods, webcams, wireless presenters

  • 7 days, no renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 a day

Faculty

Visual Media

  • Up to 7 items for 7 days
  • One online renewal for DVD-Lend items

(Please inquire about exceptions for instructional purposes.)

Compact Discs,Audiocassettes and LP Phonodiscs

  • Up to 50 items for 120 days

Books, Scores

  • 365 days
  • Renewable

Journals - bound volumes only

  • 4 days
  • No renewal

Reserve Materials

  • Books: 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days, depending on instructor, one renewal
  • Visual Materials: One item for 3 hours, no renewals, library use only
  • Audio Materials: 3 hours, library use only
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour
  • Items must be returned to Music & Media Desk only

Headphones, Headphone Adapters, Remotes, Laptop Power Adapters

  • Library use only
  • 3 hours, renewable at Music & Media Desk only
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour or portion of an hour

Laptops

  • One laptop per patron
  • 3 hours, renewable once at Music & Media Desk
  • Library use only
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per hour or portion of an hour

GPS Handheld Units

  • One unit per patron
  • 7 days
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per day

iPads

  • One per patron
  • 7 days, no renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per day

Data projectors, digital audio/video recorders, digital still cameras, microphones, tripods, webcams, wireless presenters

  • 7 days
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 a day

University Staff

DVDs in the Lending Collection

  • Up to 3 items for 3 days
  • One online renewal
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per day

Other Visual Media

This includes DVDs in the Media Collection (not DVD-Lend), BluRay, Videocassettes, Laserdiscs, Video CDs (VCDs), 16mm Films, Media Kits (mixed-media materials).

  • Library use only
  • 3-hour checkout, no renewal
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour

Compact Discs

  • Up to 3 items for 3 days
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per day, $3.00 per day for recalled items

Books, Scores

  • 28 days unless recalled
  • Renewable
  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per day, $2.00 per day for recalled books

Journals - bound volumes only

  • 4 days
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $2.00 per day

Reserve Materials

  • Books: 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days, depending on instructor, one renewal
  • Visual Materials: One item for 3 hours, no renewals, library use only
  • Audio Materials: 3 hours, library use only
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour
  • Items must be returned to Music & Media Desk only

Audiocassettes, LP Phonodiscs

  • 3 hours
  • 2 renewals
  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per hour

Headphones, Headphone Adapters, Remotes, Laptop Power Adapters

  • Library use only
  • 3 hours, renewable at Music & Media Desk only
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour or portion of an hour

Laptops

  • One per patron
  • 3 hours, renewable once at Music & Media Desk
  • Library use only
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per hour or portion of an hour

GPS Handheld Units

  • One unit per patron
  • 7 days
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per day

iPads

  • One e-reader per patron
  • 7 days, no renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per day

Data projectors, digital audio/video recorders, digital still cameras, microphones, tripods, webcams, wireless presenters

  • 7 days
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 a day

Family Members of Emory Faculty, Staff and Students

Children, spouses, and domestic partners of Emory Faculty, Staff, and Students are eligible for borrowing privileges. Accounts can be set up at the Woodruff Library Service desk.

Visual Materials & Compact Discs

This category includes DVDs, BluRay DVDs, Videocassettes, Laserdiscs, Video CDs, 16mm Films, Media Kits (mixed-media materials)

  • Library use only
  • 3-hour checkout
  • No renewal
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per hour

Audiocassettes and LP Phonodiscs

  • 3-hour checkout
  • 2 renewals
  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per hour

Emory Alumni

Emory alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges that require a yearly renewal. Stop by the Woodruff Library Service Desk to set up an account.

See the Woodruff Library Borrowing Privileges page for more information.

Books and Scores

  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per day, $2.00 per day for recalled items

Videos, CDs, sounds recordings, and other media items

  • In library use only
  • 3-hour loan period for videos
  • 2-hour loan for sound recordings
  • Up to 3 CDs at one time
    • 3-hour loan 
    • $1/hr overdue fees

Renewals and Recalls

Books can be renewed via links located in the top right of discoverE's homepage. Alumni may login via the Affiliate Login.

Online renewals are not available for overdue items, recalled items or for those items that have reached their renewal limit.

Any questions about your library account or renewing can be directed towards to the Woodruff Library Service Desk.

Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia

Current students and faculty with a valid university ID from these institutions are eligible for borrowing privileges. Borrowing privileges are conditional upon approval from your library. For privileges, come to the Woodruff Library Service Desk for an application. 

Books, Scores, & Journals

  • Up to 25 items for 28 days
  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per day, $2.00 per day for recalled books
  • Journals: In library use only

Videos, sounds recordings, and other media items

  • In library use only
  • 3-hour loan period for videos
  • 2-hour loan for sound recordings
  • Up to 3 CDs at one time
    • 3-hour loan
    • $1/hr overdue fees

ARCHE Patrons

Students and faculty from schools part of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education need a current Interlibrary Use (ILU) card from their library to set up an account. These accounts can be set up at the Woodruff Library Service Desk.

Not sure if your school is part of ARCHE? Check the list here.

Books, Scores, & Journals 

  • Up to 25 items for 28 days
  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per day, $2.00 per day for recalled books
  • Journals: In library use only

Videos, CDs, sounds recordings, and other media items

  • In library use only
  • 3-hour loan period for videos
  • 2-hour loan for sound recordings
  • Up to 3 CDs at one time
    • 3-hour loan
    • $1/hr overdue fees

Visitors

Visitors are welcome to visit the Heilbrun Music & Media Library.  

For directions, please click here.

Videos, CDs, sound recordings, and other media items

  • In library use only with photo ID
  • 3-hour loan
  • $1/hr overdue fees

Borrowing Privileges for Books and Scores

Borrowing privileges for books and scores may be purchased by visitors for $75.00 for six months or $100.00 for one year at the Woodruff Library Service Desk. Photo ID is required.

Please see the Woodruff Library Borrowing Privileges page for more information.

Have a question? Contact the Woodruff Library Service Desk at 404-727-6873.

Requesting and recalling materials

Recalling CDs, Books and Scores

Patrons may recall items that are currently checked out. Initiating a recall request will shorten the due date for the book to ten days from the date of the recall. Patrons who have placed recall requests will be notified once the book is returned.

To recall an item, log in to your account, look up the item in discoverE and then select the "Request" tab to place a recall.

Renewals

Books can be renewed via links located in the top right of discoverE's homepage. Emory faculty, students and staff may renew their items via the Emory Login in discoverE. All other borrowers may login via the Affiliate Login.

Online renewals are not available for overdue items, recalled items or for those items that have reached their renewal limit.

If an nonrenewable item is required for instruction, please contact the Music and Media Library staff at 404-727-1777.

Replacement Costs

After the maximum amount of overdue notices are sent for a loaned item, it will be considered lost and replacement costs will be charged to the patron.

Item

Days overdue

Cost

Laptops
4
$1400
Headphones & remotes
4
$50
Power adaptors & calculators
4
$100
All reserves items
4
$100
Three hours media
4
$100
Two week equipment
7
$600 iPad, A/V equipment costs determined once lost
DVD-LENDs
12
$100
CDs
12
$100
Bound Volumes
12
$100
Books and scores
45
$100

If an item has been lost, please contact us at (404) 727-1777 or by email at mmdesk@mail.library.emory.edu.