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last updated: 8/9/2013

Materials - Microfilm/Microcards/Microfiche (Music Library)


IUCAT Displays:

Cook Music Library - Frontlog - Microfiche -- Ask Staff
Cook Music Library - Frontlog - Microfilm -- Ask Staff
  • Type of material: Information stored on microforms--microfilm, microcard, and microfiche.

  • Where found: These items are stored in closed stack areas and must be retrieved by library staff for your use.

  • How to access:
    1. Use IUCAT to find the call number or "temporary control number" of the item you wish to use. (Note: temporary call numbers look something like this: AAX1724 or 1237654). 
    2. Request retrieval of the item in one of three ways:
      • Fill out a yellow retrieval request slip at the circulation desk and give it to the desk attendant.  Be sure to include your name, the IUCAT location, and the call number.  The item will be retrieved within 15 minutes and held for you until the end of the day.

      • Print a copy of the IUCAT record that contains the composer, title, IUCAT location, and call number. Write your name clearly on the printout and turn it in at the circulation desk. The item will be retrieved within 15 minutes and held for you until the end of the day.
      • Send an email message to libmus [at] requesting that an item or item(s) be retrieved and held for you that day. You should receive a response within 30 minutes indicating the status of your request.
    3. Once your microforms have been retrieved, you can pick them up and check them out at the circulation desk.
    4. There are two microfilm readers, a microfiche reader, a microcard reader, and a microform reader/printer in the southwest corner of the first floor (just past the computer lab) available for your use.
    5. You may also check most microforms out of the Music Library and read them at the Main Library or other campus libraries if you find that more convenient.

  • Loan periods:
    • Indiana University faculty: One semester
    • Indiana University students and staff: 3 days
    • Indiana residents: 3 days

  • Overdue fines:
    • Students, staff and Indiana residents:
      • $0.25 per day

      • $12.50 Maximum overdue fee
      • $100.00 Minimum charge for replacement of the item
        • $20.00 database adjustment fee
        • $5.00 billing fee

        Credit will be issued for everything but the $12.50 overdue fine and the $5.00 billing fee if the material is returned.

    • Indiana University faculty: No overdue fines unless the item has been recalled.

  • Renewals: Items may be renewed twice after initial checkout unless requested by another patron. After the second renewal, items must be returned to the Music Library. If no one else has requested the item and it does not need repair, you may check it out again.

  • Recalls: Any item may be recalled by another patron after it has been charged out for two weeks. If someone recalls an item you have out, you will receive a letter from the Music Library asking that you bring the item back earlier than you may have anticipated.

    If you choose to ignore the notice, you will be billed for the replacement of the item plus a non-refundable $25.00 fine.

last updated: 8/9/2013