The Fine Arts Library is an open stack library. Materials on reserve and in special collections, audio-visual materials, microfilm, and microfiche are available on request from the Circulation Desk.
Certain categories of materials are limited to use in the library. Periodicals, current or bound, and reference books circulate for two hours only. Materials are loaned according to policies described in the Lending and Use Code available in all public service units of the University of Texas Libraries. The Fine Arts Library has additional loan periods and policies for special materials. The Circulation Desk phone number is (512) 495-4481. If you return items late, damage items, or lose them, you will be assessed fines and/or fees.
If you would like to keep items past their due date, you can renew them either at the Circulation Desk or online. Only items with loan periods of one week or longer can be renewed online.
If you would like a book that is checked out, you can recall it either online or at the Circulation Desk. You will be notified as soon as it is available (typically within two weeks).
Books and scores may be returned at the FAL Circulation Desk, at the Circulation Desks of other University of Texas Libraries, and at external book drops. The Fine Arts Library has external drops for books and for media located at the second-floor entrance on the west side of the building. Media can also be returned at a special drop to the right of the front doors of PCL. Reserves materials must be returned to the Fine Arts Library Circulation Desk.
Lists of items on reserve are filed under instructor name and by course number in the University of Texas Library Catalog. Books and media placed on closed reserve are available for limited loan periods at the Circulation Desk. Digital reserves (known as "ERes") provide students with online access to a variety of materials, such as articles from journals, pages from books, and audiovisual materials, which have been placed on reserve by instructors for students enrolled in their courses.
The Fine Arts Library is equipped with audiovisual stations and seminar rooms. Stations are fitted with the full range of audiovisual equipment needed to view or listen to the collection. Equipment includes players for CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, videotapes (all encoding types), videodiscs, slides, audiocassettes, and LPs. The three seminar rooms (one seats 24 persons, two seat 12 each) have a full array of audiovisual equipment.
Room Reservations are necessary to use these rooms.
This service allows a patron to have Fine Arts Library AV materials delivered to any conveniently located branch of the UT Libraries for pick-up.
Get CDs, DVDs, and audio & video in various formats delivered to any of the UT Libraries in 2-4 days and save yourself a trip across campus.
Simply locate the item(s) you’d like to check out in the online catalog and click the request button.
Choose one of the ten branch library locations for delivery, and you’ll receive an email when your item(s) are ready for pick-up.
Reference assistance is available from trained personnel most hours the library is open. Librarians may also be consulted by appointment. For reference assistance, please inquire at the Circulation Desk or contact a subject specialist: Laura Schwartz (Art), David Hunter (Music), Beth Kerr (Theatre, Dance), Gary Lay (Audiovisual), Sydney Kilgore (Images). Tours and group instruction on research methods and the use of library materials are offered. Please consult a subject specialist for tours or instruction.