EAMT library rules

RULES FOR USERS OF THE ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE LIBRARY

1. General provisions
1.1. The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) Library is a university and research library, which provides public services.
1.2. These Rules shall apply in the main collection of the EAMT Library (Tatari 13). The use of the EAMT Drama School Library is regulated by the Library Rules of the EAMT Drama School Library.
1.3. The document certifying the user's rights is the library card or Estonian identity card (ID card), which will be set up as library card.

2. User registration

2.1. The EAMT Library has a lower age limit of 16 years for user registration. Depending on their status, library users may have different borrowing privileges.
2.2. Library users are registered on the basis of a certified identity document.
2.3. When registering, the user must fill out and sign a registration form, obliging to adhere to the rules on the use of the library. Users must notify the library, if a library card is lost or the personal data has changed.
2.4. Library card may not be given to third parties.
2.5. The library manages a database of registered users, whose personal data is kept confidential.
2.6. The registration data is preserved in the database until 3 years after the last use of the library. After that the library card will become invalid and the data will be deleted. The data of the users with debts will not be deleted.

3. Services and lending procedures

3.1. Library services include on-site use and lending of library materials, use of online catalogue ESTER (www.ester.ee) and electronic databases, reference service, basic user training, inter-library loan for the research work of EAMT academic instructors, graduate and postgraduate students.
3.2. The library offers computer workstations for online information search, document and music score processing. It is possible to use wireless Internet (WiFi), audio and video equipment, printer, photocopier, scanner and electronic piano in the library.
3.3. The use of the library services is free of charge, except for printing and photocopying (self-service). The paid services are rendered on the basis of the price list determined by the service provider or the rector's decree.
3.4. All users have the right for on-site use of library materials and e-services. The materials on open shelves and in reserve collection can be borrowed home, except for:

  • audio and video recordings;
  • publications marked with a red tape;
  • reference books;
  • composers' complete editions;
  • facsimiles;
  • bound periodicals.

3.5. Materials located in the library archive cannot be borrowed home.
3.6. Lending procedures for EAMT academic instructors, postgraduate students and assistants:
3.6.1. Maximum number of loans is 40 items.
3.6.2. Terms of borrowing: 2 weeks for theses and unbound journals, 2 months for books, 3 months for sheet music and 1 semester for study books.
3.6.3. Materials, which are intended for on-site use, may also be borrowed under short-term/hourly lending: reference books, composers' complete editions, publications marked with a red tape, archive materials, facsimiles, CD-ROMs, CDs, LPs, VHS cassettes, DVDs.
3.6.4. The hourly lending service is available for up to 5 items for a period of 3 hours. Materials borrowed under hourly lending one hour before the closing of the library must be returned at least 15 minutes after the library opens on the next working day.

3.7. Lending procedures for EAMT graduate and undergraduate students and staff:
3.7.1. Maximum number of loans is 20.
3.7.2. Terms of borrowing: 2 weeks for theses and unbound journals, 2 months for books, 3 months for sheet music and 1 semester for study books.
3.7.3. Materials, which are intended for on-site use, may also be borrowed under short-term/hourly lending: publications marked with a red tape, CD-ROMs, CDs and DVDs.
3.7.4. The hourly lending service is available for up to 5 items for a period of 3 hours. Materials borrowed under hourly lending one hour before the closing of the library must be returned at least 15 minutes after the library opens on the next working day.

3.8. Lending procedures for external users:
3.8.1. Maximum number of loans is 10.
3.8.2. Terms of borrowing: 2 weeks for theses and unbound journals, 1 month for books, 1 month for sheet music.
3.8.3. Dictionaries, textbooks, philosophy or art books and elementary and secondary school songbooks cannot be borrowed home.

3.9. Waiting list registration is available at the service desk for lent-out materials.
3.10. All users may extend the term of borrowing by a maximum of 2 times (unless there is a waiting list for the borrowed item). The term of borrowing for theses and unbound journals cannot be extended.

4. Internal rules of procedure

4.1. In order to secure the library's assets, a video surveillance system and an electronic protection system for library materials have been implemented.
4.2. Order and silence must be maintained in the library, any behaviour likely to disturb other persons is not allowed.
4.3. Outdoor clothes, large bags and musical instruments must be left in the cloakroom before entering the library, mobile phones switched to silent mode.
4.4. Consuming food and beverages (with the exception of bottled water) is forbidden on the library premises.
4.5. Unauthorized removal of equipment and library materials from the library is prohibited.
4.6. Drunken persons, or persons wearing obviously dirty clothes are not allowed to enter the library.
4.7. In case of security gateway alarm signals the user has to follow the librarian's orders. The librarian has the right to check the user's personal things when he/she leaves the library.
4.8. In case of fire alarm, the users have to leave the library, following the instructions of library staff and evacuation plan.
4.9. The library does not take responsibility for unattended personal belongings.

5. User liability

5.1. Users shall be held proprietarily liable for the library materials, technical equipment and other property in their possession.
5.2. If the item is damaged or lost, it shall be replaced with an equivalent, or its market value compensated. Tearing out pages, and making notes in the publications is also considered damaging the library property. If a musical score is missing the part of a single instrument, the price of the whole set shall be compensated.
5.3. A fine for delay shall be paid for exceeding the term of borrowing:

  • 0.05 EUR per day for each unreturned item in case of home loans;
  • 0.5 EUR per each delayed hour for each unreturned item in case of hourly lending.

5.4. Users who have debts shall lose their borrowing right until the borrowed items are returned and debts paid.
5.5. To collect the unpaid fines, the library has the right to use the services of a debt collecting company.

6. Opening hours

6.1. The library is open:

M-F 8:45-19:00
Sat 10:00-15:00

6.2. The library is open 10:00-15:00 during winter school holidays and new student admission as well as on the day before the following national holidays:

January 1 - New Year’s Day
February 24 - Independence Day
Good Friday
June 23 - Victory Day
December 24 - Christmas Eve

6.3. The library is closed for summer school holidays.

Confirmed by the rector’s order 18.02.2015 No. 10-ü