Borrowing from the library

Music Library Services

Anyone with a valid University of Toronto TCard may borrow most MUSIC and BOOKS, request SOUND and VIDEO RECORDINGS at the Circulation Desk, and access licensed e-resources from on or off campus. Visitors may consult printed materials in the Music Library, and access licensed e-resources at designated terminals. Bound periodicals circulate to all patron types overnight.

Undergraduates 2 weeks 2 weeks 5 50 10 items : 1 week no renewals
Graduate students 8 weeks 8 weeks 3 100 (all items) 15 items : 1 week no renewals
Staff 8 weeks 8 weeks 3 100 (all items) 15 items : 1 week no renewals
Faculty 12 weeks 12 weeks 3 100 (all items) unlimited items : 1 week 1 renewal
Music Faculty (Ensemble coaching) - on request 3 months          
Research readers 1 week 1 week 2 100 In-Library use only  
Alumni 1 week 1 week none 25 In-Library use only  

Short term loan (Course reserve)

2-hour loans borrowed one hour before closing time are due back one hour after opening the next day.


Unless placed on hold by another reader, books may be renewed in person, online using the My Account feature in the catalogue, or by telephone (416.978.3734 Monday-Friday only, from 8.30 am - 11 am, or after 5 pm). After the first 2 weeks of the loan period, books may be recalled for another patron. Recalled material will be fined at $2.00 per day.


When the item you need is checked out, you can ask for a hold. This means that we won't allow the current borrower to renew the book and, when it is returned, the owning library will hold it at their circulation desk for you to pick up there. If your library record contains your email address, you'll be notified when the book is returned. You may place holds on a book that is charged out, so that it will not be renewed, or will be recalled after 2 weeks of the initial loan period has passed, and will be made available to you when it is returned. Requests cannot be placed on Short Term Loan items. To request a hold directly from the catalogue: In the catalogue, click on the Details button for the item you need On the Item Information page, click on Request Item and follow the instructions given

Late Fines and Lost Book Charges

Fines are charged at the rate of $.50 per day per book. Fines for Short Term Loan materials are $.50/ hour. Fines for recalled books are $2.00/day per book. Library privileges are withheld when the limit of $25.00 is reached. Fines for CDs and DVDs are $1.00 per day per title. Lost library books are subject to a $145.00 replacement charge. The library reserves the right to charge fines in addition to the replacement cost. Charges will be applied to damaged items.