About the Library

The Max and Beatrice Krone Library supports the students, faculty and staff of the Idyllwild Arts community, promoting creativity and the pursuit of knowledge through accessible information resources, thoughtful programming, and thorough service. The Krone library fosters integrity and diversity while helping users to achieve their artistic and academic goals.

The Krone Library has over 22,000 books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and music scores. A large portion of the collection is dedicated to the arts, but there are extensive reference and research materials as well. The Library also keeps up with current Young Adult Fiction. The Krone Library houses a computer lab, with state-of-the-art technology and a multi-media classroom, with a high definition projector and smart board. There is also a music lab that contains music composition and film scoring equipment and stations to listen to the 1,000s of LPs in the Library’s collection. The Library also contains the Krone Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the history of Idyllwild Arts and educating the community.

Circulation Services

All members of the Idyllwild Arts Community, i.e. students, faculty, and staff, are expected to follow an honor system for checking out library materials. Please refer to the borrowing criteria in the table below.

There are no fines for overdue materials; however, if materials are not returned, the borrower will be charged for the replacement cost and a $15 processing fee for the lost material (please refer to the Claims Returned Policy below for the library’s policy about a borrower’s claim to have returned a missing item). There are no charges for damaged materials except in cases where the item would have to be replaced.

Books & Bound Music Scores Videos & DVDs Music Recordings
Borrower Borrowing Period/Renewals Borrowing Period/Renewals Borrowing Period/Renewals
Academy Faculty
& Visiting Instructors
120 days/2 7 days/1
14 days/2
IA Administrators & Staff 120 days/2 7 days/1 14 days/2
IA Senior Students 14 days/4 DVDs - 3 days/1
Videos - use inside library only
Use inside library only,
unless permission granted
in writing by teacher
or library director
IA Undergrad Students 14 days/3 DVDs - 3 days/1
Videos - use inside library only
Use inside library only
Associates of IA 30 days/1 4 days/1
Use inside library only
Summer Program
Instructors & Staff
3 days/4 7 days/1 14 days/2
Summer Program Students Use inside the library only Use inside the library only Use inside the library only

Periodicals and Reference materials do NOT circulate. However, in special instances with permission from the librarian, students may check out items for a maximum of 24 hours and faculty for a maximum of 3 days.

Students and faculty may check out reserve materials for use ONLY inside the Krone Library for a maximum of 2 hours.

IF YOU CANNOT FIND THE ITEM you are looking for on the shelf, please notify the library staff.

The LCD projector may be checked out by faculty only from Jana Baker for use ONLY inside Krone Library, unless special arrangements are made with Jana Baker for use in locations outside the Library.

At this time, computers and audio equipment do NOT circulate.

If you need a book that is not in our collection, we can acquire it for you through the interlibrary loan system. As a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Idyllwild Arts students, faculty and visiting instructors may borrow library materials through OCLC’s network of California libraries. Interlibrary loan request forms are available at the Circulation Desk in the Krone Library. There is no charge for this service. Processing time will depend on the lending library; allow up to 14 days for the completion of your request, but most requests can be filled within 7 days.

You can speed up the process by doing some of the pre-searching yourself; please include with your ILL request form a printout of the bibliographic record(s) for your requested item(s). Recommended online catalogs for California libraries are:

Melvyl – the catalog of the University of California libraries

Riverside County Library System

County of Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library

San Diego County Library

City of San Diego Public Library

Interlibrary Loan Services at Local Public Libraries

The Riverside County Public Library system has a branch in Idyllwild, which gives library card holders access to resources nationwide. A minimal fee of $1.00 per request is charged. To get a free library card, you must show proof of California residency; children under the age of 18 must have their parent’s or legal guardian’s signature on the library card application. Riverside County Library System Website

Idyllwild Public Library
54185 Pinecrest
(951) 659-2110

The Hemet Public Library is a department of the City of Hemet. Library card holders can request the Hemet Public Library to obtain resources nationwide from another library. A minimal $2.00 fee is charged for a specific title; no fee is charged for a request on a specific subject. Library cards are free to California residents. Children under the age of 18 must have their parent’s or legal guardian’s signature on the library card application.

300 E. Latham Ave.
(951) 765-2440