Borrowing, Renewals, Bills & Fines at Cook Music Library

Information specific to borrowing and circulation at the Cook Music Library is as follows:

Find general information about borrowing and circulation for other IU Bloomington Libraries.

Graduate Carrels

Several IUB Libraries offer graduate students study carrels within the library for their study and research. Graduate students may request a carrel assignment at one of the following libraries:

Jacobs School of Music Services

If you wish to make a request for a digital or physical copy of a sound recording or video recording, please fill out the Music Library Recording Request form.

Recording Services

Reserving Classrooms, Practice Times



A recall is a request to the library to ask another user who has an item checked out to bring it back to the library by a specified date.  Place a recall to get access to a book or other item within a defined time period.  When the item is returned, you will be notified to pick it up.

Submit a recall request

Holds vs. Recalls:

  • If you wish to obtain an item that is checked out to another user (IUCAT shows the item as "checked out"), place a recall as described on this page. See instructions for recall.
  • If you wish to have an available item from the Bloomington campus pulled from the shelf in the library and held for you to pick up, you can use the Request Delivery service within IUCAT. Note that these requests take 4-7 working days to complete, so you may find it quicker to come to the library and locate the item yourself.

Instructions for Recall

Request A Purchase

Users may request that the Libraries purchase a book, a journal subscription, access to an electronic resource, or other material for the collection, either in any library or in a specific library. Submit your purchase suggestion using the form linked below.

Recommend Library Materials for Purchase


Today's Hours

8:00am - 7:00pm All hours


  • Building Access From the Jordan Avenue entrance, take the elevator to Floor 1F. Turn left; the library is at the end of the hallway. From the western entrances (not Speech and Hearing), take the elevator up to Floor 1F. Turn left; the library is at the end of the hallway. Within the library, the elevator will give access to each floor. Building Access
  • Computer WorkstationsStudent Technology Center on first floor with 37 PC workstations and one Adaptive Technology workstation. Student Technology Center on third floor with 20 Mac workstations (18 with MIDI keyboards) and 53 PC workstations (19 with MIDI keyboards). Computer Workstations
  • PrintingBoth color and b/w printing are available in the library. Printing
  • Media Showing RoomCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting Media Showing Room
  • CarrelsStudy carrels are located on first and second floors. Jacobs School of Music graduate students may request a carrel assignment. Anyone may study at unoccupied carrels. Carrels
  • ScanningStandard sized scanners available on first floor across from circulation desk, and at STC stations 1-2 and 1-3. Large bed scanners available on third floor at STC stations 3-9 and 3-18. Scanning
  • Copy Machine(s)Two copy machines in the Copy Room, room 162. 14 cents a page with a Campus Access card, 20 cents using coins and one dollar bills. Color copying available on machines with IU login. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesLocated in the Reserve Room next to the circulation desk. Personal and AV reserves located behind circulation desk. Two reserve items may be checked out at a time. Reserve items are due in two hours unless otherwise noted on the item. Reserve Services
  • TechnologyJacobs School of Music students, faculty, and staff may come to the circulation desk to reserve and borrow digital audio recorders. Various adaptors and cables are offered as well. Jacobs School of Music faculty, students, and staff may reserve and borrow laptops, projectors, a webcam, and a PowerPoint presenter by contacting Technology
  • Group Study SpaceCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceThe second floor is reserved for quiet study. Quiet Study Space
  • Presentation RoomsCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting Presentation Rooms
  • Food ServiceFood and beverages are available at the Jacobs School of Music Cafe, just outside the entrance to the library. Open when classes are in session: Mon-Thurs, 8am-3pm, Fri. 8am-2pm. Closed during summer & breaks. Food and beverages are allowed in Cook Music Library. Food Service

Contact Info

Simon Music Library & Recital Center
location: 200 South Jordan Ave
mailing: 1201 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-8541
Philip Ponella
Philip Ponella - Director
(812) 855-2970

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