MSPAL follows the circulation policies of UMD Libraries, with the following exceptions:
- Most CDs and DVDs circulate to UMD faculty, staff, and students for at least 12 weeks.
- Bound and unbound journals do not circulate at MSPAL.
- Reference materials do not circulate at MSPAL. 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).
UMD student ID cards are not transferable. However, UMD 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 immediately.
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 Arts.