The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library follows the general
policies of the University of Maryland Libraries, with the
Most compact discs and DVDs circulate to UMCP faculty, staff and students
for up to one week. No more than three titles may be checked out at any one time
without special permission.
Bound and unbound journals do not circulate at the Performing Arts
Reference materials do not circulate at the Performing Arts Library. Only
the Reference Librarians may issue a Special Permission slip which allows these
items to circulate to graduate students or faculty for a short period of time,
on a case-by-base basis.
Most items in the general circulating collections may be renewed online.
Borrowers should go to the online catalog, sign in and click on "My Account."
You may then renew items on your list of current loans. Renewals are not
permitted for items with outstanding holds, items more than one month overdue,
or for certain other special categories (CDs and DVDs.)
UM student ID
cards are not transferable. However, UM faculty members may loan their ID cards
to family members, graduate assistants, etc., with the understanding that the
faculty member is personally accountable for all materials borrowed on his/her
card. If an ID card is lost or stolen, the Libraries must be notified
For special score loans from the American Composers
Alliance, International Clarinet Association (ICA) Research Center, Contemporary
Music Project Collection, or National Association of Collegiate Wind and
Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) Research Center, please visit
Special Collections in Performing
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
8270 Alumni Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1630 USA
Directions and Parking Information
General Information and Front Desk
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Special Collections in Performing Arts
(301) 405-9220, Curator
(301) 314-7614, Workroom
Submit a question to SCPA
For the contact information of a particular staff member, please visit the PAL staff page.
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