Circulation Policies:

Most library materials can be borrowed by Connecticut College faculty, students, and staff.  Non-college patrons with a vaild library card receive the same borrowing privileges as students. Application for a card must be made with the Circulation Department at the Charles E. Shain Library (call 439-2662 for information).  Visitors are always welcome to use the library collection in-house, including recordings and other media. 

The basic loan schedule:

Books/scores/CD-ROMs/microforms (non-reference):
- 28 days (academic year for faculty/honors/grad/staff)

Restricted scores:
- 14 days for faculty/honors/grad; all others in-house

Compact discs, Vinyl LPs:
- 28 days

- 7 days

CD-ROMs (non-reference):
- 28 days (academic year for faculty/honors/grad/staff)

Reference books, reserve materials, periodicals, special collection materials
- In-house use only; special arrangements for faculty for certain items

Course Reserve:

Required reading, listening, and viewing assignments for music courses are kept at the circulation desk in Greer, and materials must be used in the library.  The reserve list for each course is posted on-line, and is reached by clicking on the "Course Reserves" option found on the Information Services "Libraries" page or from a OneSearch screen.

Audio/Video/Computer Facilities:

The music library provides facilities for the playback of sound recordings, videocassettes, DVDs, and laserdiscs. The library also owns one cassette-to-cassette dubber and a reel-to-reel tape player.

The Greer Music Library provides two public computer workstations for general patron use, including visitors. Both provide access to the on-line catalog and reserve desk list,  several reference databases, the internet, and to e-mail.   Additional computers requiring a valid user name and password are available for use by CC faculty, students, and staff.  However, only Connecticut College faculty, students, and staff may print out materials from the computers.  Music composition software (Sibelius) is accessible via the logon workstations. Wireless is available in Greer. Headphones for use with computers and library audio equipment may be borrowed from the circulation desk. The Department of Music's piano lab is located in Greer, and students are eligible to use the pianos. Headphones for the pianos are also available at the circulation desk.  A boombox, metronomes, a Korg orchestral tuner and external disc drives may be borrowed for use outside of the library.

Study Space:

The music library provides ample study space for patrons, with study tables, easy chairs, and ottomans located in the main reading room.  Additional listening and study carrels are located in Rooms 123 and 124 within Greer.  These offer spacious desktop work areas with individual lights and provide a quiet, private nook for study and research.   A group study room (125) may be reserved for individual or group study, meetings, and classes (8-12 people max.)


The copying of library recordings or DVDs onto personal laptops is not allowed in the library. 


For further information on music-related copyright interpretations, consult the Music Library Association copyright guide by clicking here.