Libraries

CCML FAQs

The physical library is open for Summer Hours -- Monday-Friday, 1-6pm -- until August 20, 2021. The following services are available in person, virtually, or both.

We will continue to update these FAQs and applicable web pages and adapt according to needs and feedback. Our hours and services are also subject to change due to changing safety measures, public health guidance and directives. As always, we will update the CCM community on significant changes via email, the CCM Library web site and LiBlog posts.

 

CCM LIBRARY FAQs

The CCM Library is located in the Blegen Library building (next door to CCM) on the 6th level.

  • The Scene Design entrance to CCM is across a small parking bay from Blegen Library's level 2 entrance. 
  • If you enter at Blegen's level 2 entrance:
    • Go up to Blegen level 4 (either by elevator or by the stairs). On level 4, go to the main lobby and up the main staircase to level 6 (one flight). This leads to the CCM Library main entrance.
  • If you enter at Blegen's main (level 4) entrance:
    • Blegen's main entrance leads into the main lobby. Go up the main staircase to level 6 (one flight). This leads to the CCM Library main entrance.
  • Accessible access: phone 513-556-1970 after entering the Blegen Library building to request assistance.
  • All CCM Library stacks are open to public access during opening hours.
  • The CCM Library Circulation Desk is open to public access during opening hours. 
    • Patrons may pull books and scores from the shelves themselves, and check items out at the Desk.
    • Patrons may request CDs and DVDs at the desk (by call number), and then check them out.
    • Patrons may request LPs at the desk (by call number) for use in the CCM Library.
       
  • The Click & Collect service discontinued on July 30, 2021. 

If you need to request an item that is already checked out, first check to see if there is copy available through OhioLINK. Otherwise, please contact the Public Services Supervisor David Sandor (david.sandor@uc.edu) or Head Librarian Jenny Doctor (jenny.doctor@uc.edu).

  • CCM Library stacks are open to browsing for library users.
  • The Reading Room stacks hold music, dance, and other literature and CCM Library reference materials.
  • The Scores Room stacks are north of the Reading Room.
  • The Journal Room stacks are south of the Reading Room.

  • CDs and DVDs are not open to browsing by library users, but may be requested (by call number) at the CCM Library Circulation Desk.
  • LPs are not open to browsing by library users, but may be requested (by call number) at the CCM Library Circulation Desk for use in the CCM Library.

If you search for an item in the libraries’ online catalog, and don’t find it,

·  Search to see if the item can be borrowed through OhioLINK or interlibrary loan following this process:

o   Go to the CCM Library home page

o   Scroll down to “Top Resources”

o   Select the “Core search tools” heading

o   Select WorldCat First Search
This allows you to search for your item in the catalogs in many US and international libraries’ catalogs.

o   Put data into the search engine for the item and search for it.

o   If you find records for the search item, select the record that shows the greatest number next to “Libraries Worldwide”.

o   Check to confirm it is the same edition, publisher, and year of publication that you need.

§  If not, go back to the result list to see if you can find an item that matches all your search criteria.

§  If so, look to see if there is a green “University of Cincinnati” icon.
If you see the green "UC" icon, click on “Search the UC Libraries catalog.”
This leads to the UC Libraries’ online catalog record for the item, showing its location, call number, and status (if it is available for you to borrow).

§  If so, and there is no green “UC” icon, then click on “Request item via ILLiad.”

§  Click the red “LOGIN TO ILLIAD” button.

§  If you haven’t registered with ILLiad before, fill in the requested information. Select “CCM Library” as the “Delivery Location,” if you want loaned items to be delivered to the CCM Library for you to collect from there.

§  On the ILLiad screen, select the “New Requests” dropdown. For a book or score, select the “Book” option.

§  If not autofilled, enter the requested information from the WorldCat record (copy and paste field by field).
In Notes, copy and paste the penultimate line of the WorldCat record: 
for example, “Accession No.: OCLC: 27819797”.

§  When all the data is entered, click on “Submit Request.”

If you don’t find the item in the libraries’ online catalog or in WorldCat First Search, then:

  • Requests:
    To request that an item be purchased for the CCM Library, send an email to the head of CCM Library, Dr Jenny Doctor (jenny.doctor@uc.edu), with bibliographic details of the search item, including ISBN/ISMN if possible. Explain how you will be using the item for your studies at CCM, perhaps for research or for a degree-earning recital.

  • Suggestions:
    If the item is a recent publication that you feel would be an important addition to the CCM Library collections and which might prove useful to other members of the CCM Community, suggest that it be acquired for the library by sending an email to the head of CCM Library, Dr Jenny Doctor (jenny.doctor@uc.edu).
    We suggest that you borrow the item through ILLiad in the meantime, as processing new acquisitions takes time.
  • For information regarding item limits and loan periods for different types of library users, click here and scroll down to “Borrow materials”.
  • If you have item(s) checked out that you would like to keep borrowing, you may try extending the due date(s) using My Library Record.
  • If you have questions about loan periods or about renewing items, please contact the CCM Library Public Services Supervisor, David Sandor (david.sandor@uc.edu). 

Returns of CCM Library materials are accepted and encouraged if the items are no longer needed. Please place return items in the dropbox/carts on the landing outside the main entrance to the CCM Library (on the 6th floor, Blegen Library). 

If you have questions about returning items or about lost items, please contact the CCM Library Public Services Supervisor, David Sandor (david.sandor@uc.edu).

There are 12 study spaces for students and faculty in the Reading Room. No appointments are necessary.

There are study carrels on the 7th floor that are available to students for individual, quiet study. To request that a carrel be assigned to you (subject to availability), please ask at the CCM Library Circulation Desk.

There are 7 computer study spaces for students and faculty in the Media Lab. No appointments are necessary.

Good-quality headphones are available for use in the CCM Library. Please ask at the CCM Library Circulation Desk to borrow a pair (headphone pad covers will be provided and must be used).

Students and faculty may use a Technics SL-1200 turntable (to play LP/vinyl records) in the Media Lab. No appointments are necessary. 

Good-quality headphones are available for use in the CCM Library. Please ask at the CCM Library Circulation Desk to borrow a pair (headphone pad covers will be provided and must be used).

Students and faculty may use the scanner in the Media Lab. No appointments are necessary.

Students and faculty may use the electronic pianos in the Media Lab. No appointments are necessary.

Good-quality headphones are available for use in the CCM Library. Please ask at the CCM Library Circulation Desk to borrow a pair (headphone pad covers will be provided and must be used).

Additionally, there are 2 electronic pianos in the Piano Recording Room, off the Media Lab. On these pianos, students may record assignments or other performances. No appointments are necessary.

To access the Piano Recording Room and borrow a recording kit:

  • The recording kits may be borrowed for use only in the Piano Recording Room:
  • If a recording kit is available to borrow:
    • Go to the CCM Library Circulation Desk and add your details to the sign-up sheet. In exchange for your UC ID, you may borrow a recording kit and the Piano Recording Room key.
    • When you finish recording, return them to the Circulation Desk. All parts of the recording kit and the key will be checked in, and your UC ID will be returned.
  • If both recording kits are in use, you may wait or come back later.
  • This help video shows how to set up the recording kit.

There are also electronic pianos available for use in Langsam Library. No appointments are necessary.

Course Reserves at the CCM Library will resume for Fall Semester 2021. 

Faculty can schedule a consultation with Jenny Doctor, head of the CCM Library (jenny.doctor@uc.edu) for research and teaching support needs. The Subject Librarians' Guide provides contact information for librarians from other UC Libraries' units who may provide teaching, research, or online learning support in many other subject areas.

If you have questions about online access or would like to suggest additions to the collections, contact Head Librarian, Jenny Doctor (jenny.doctor@uc.edu).