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What Circulates

The majority of books in the Fine Arts Library collection can be checked out. Books borrowed from the library may be recalled 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 service desk. Patrons should bring their DVD call number(s) and ask for assistance. Staff will retrieve these titles for patrons.

Videos: Can be requested from the Annex.

Reserve Materials: Available on request at the service desk for two-hour loans. Any renewals must be done in person.

What is non-circulating?

Non-circulating refers to materials that are not allowed to be taken out of the library. These items are restricted to on site use only. Exceptions may be made to this policy, including in-classroom use. There are several categories of non-circulating materials in the Fine Arts Library:

Periodicals: Unbound journals must be used within the library.

Reference: These books have been selected as particularly good sources for research and can only be consulted on site.