Orwig Music Library -- Sound Recording Circulation Policy

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Sound Recordings in the Orwig Music Library are considered reference material and do not circulate outside the Music Library. An exception to this policy may be made when recordings are needed for classroom use.

Brown University faculty members may check out recordings for one week for classroom use.

It is possible for Brown University students who need a recording for a class to request permission to borrow the recording for a 3 hour period. These are the procedures that must be followed:

  1. Speak to an Orwig Music Library staff person (not a student worker) to receive permission and set up the time period that the recording will be out of the Library. A staff person will usually be available on Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m to 7:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 4:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  2. Obtain a letter from their professor stating the student's name and the need for classroom use.
  3. When the student comes in to check out the recording, he must leave the letter from his professor with the person at the circulation desk. A recording can only be borrowed for a short period, usually for 3 hours.

    Because recordings are considered reference material, fines for late material will be charged at the Course Reserves fine rate of $0.50 an hour for each item.

    Some of our recordings have more restricted use than others. The Music Library staff reserve the right to decide which recordings leave the Library at any time and how many recordings are borrowed.