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What Circulates

The majority of books in the Fine Arts Library collection are allowed to circulate. Books borrowed from the library are subject to recall by any member of the Cornell community at any time. If a book is recalled, you will only be able to keep it for two weeks. A notice informing you of the new due date will be emailed to you. Details regarding library privileges and policies can be found here.

DVDs: The Fine Arts Library DVD Collection is housed behind the Circulation Desk. Patrons should bring their DVD call number(s) and ask for assistance.  Staff will retrieve these titles for patrons.

Videotapes: Can be requested from the Annex.

Reserve Materials: Available on request at the circulation desk.

Periodicals: Bound periodicals may be borrowed for three days.

What Is Noncirculating?

Noncirculating material refers to the categories of library materials that are not allowed to be taken out of the library. These materials are restricted to on-site use only. Exceptions may be made (e.g., for classroom use). There are several categories of non-circulating materials in the Fine Arts Library:

Periodicals: Unbound periodicals must be used within the library.

Reference: These books have been selected as particularly good sources for research.

Two photocopy machines are housed within the library for your convenience. Please observe copyright restrictions as they apply. Photocopies can be made on these machines using a purchased copy card (instructions are located next to photocopier).  Scanning to flash drives or to emails can be done on these photocopy machines at no cost.