ISM Choral Library Policies

ISM Choral Librarian: or 203-432-9671

Online catalog:

Access and Fees:

  • The ISM choral library is open to Yale affiliates and representatives of local organizations who register with the ISM. Registration can be completed by e-mailing the Choral Librarian with the borrower’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and name of organization
  • Registration does not entitle borrowers to access to the library stacks. A registered borrower may request titles by sending a request to Allow five working days for the request to be processed
  • Priority for library materials is given to ISM performing groups
  • Library materials may not be marked with anything other than gray pencil. Before returning the materials, the borrower is responsible for erasing any markings
  • The ISM reserves the right to terminate borrowing privileges at any time

Borrowing and Circulation:

  • The initial loan period for students, staff, and non-Yale individuals is four weeks; faculty may borrow for a semester
  • The Choral Librarian reserves the right to recall materials at any time
  • Renewals must be requested on or before the due date. Borrowers may renew materials by e-mailing or by presenting the materials to the Choral Librarian
  • Borrowers with overdue materials are not permitted to check out additional materials. Borrowers may view their loan history and due dates by logging into the library software at http://ism.yale.insigniailsusacom/Library/Home
  • Loaned materials should be returned to the ISM, room N112


  • The library sends a notice by e-mail shortly before the due date and weekly thereafter
  • Borrowers are responsible for informing the library promptly of changes in e-mail addresses
  • Failure to receive a notice does not release the borrower from overdue fines
  • Fines are assessed beginning the day following the due date
    • Fines are $.50 per day per item, or $2.00 per day for recalled items
    • Materials unreturned one month after the due date are declared lost, and patrons will be billed for their replacement plus a $20 processing fee