Circulation Policies

Most of our books, scores, and recordings circulate. Most books and scores circulate on a semester loan, and most recordings circulate for 2 weeks, to students, staff and faculty of Columbia University.

The main circulation policies for the Music & Arts Library are available in our Quick Reference Guide. Please note that some materials are restricted to in-library use only, and that not all services are available on weekends. Contact us at if you have further questions.

If you are not a Columbia affiliate, and have questions about accessing the Columbia University Libraries, please visit the Library Information Office web pages for further info.