Books Missing from the Shelves

  • If you can't find a book that is “Available” according to the library catalog, you can request that the library Search for an item missing from the shelves.
  • You will be notified when the item is found
  • If the library can not find the item within three business days (M-F), it will be declared “missing” and you will be notified. You can then request it through Get it for me

How do I RECALL a book that has already been checked out?

Fill out the Recall a Checked Out Item form.

When a book is recalled

  • New due date is assigned and book cannot be renewed
  • Current user has 14 days to return the book before being fined
  • Notices will be sent when book is available
  • Returned Recall books will be held 10 days for pickup
  • Books with more than 1 recall will check out for only 14 days

Use Recalls Responsibly! As Recalls inconvenience other users, follow these guidelines:

  • Make sure a shelf copy is not still available- LibCat
  • Recall only one checked-out copy of the book
  • Choose the copy that has the soonest due date or least number of requests pending
  • Only recall items you really need
  • Do not use the recall process as a replacement for buying a textbook
During the winter holidays between the Fall and Spring semesters, recall requests will not be placed.  For urgent research needs, please contact the main service desk at 845-3731.