Answered By: Patia Topping
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2014     Views: 132

A recall is used when someone needs an item that another person has checked out. A book may be recalled from another borrower after it has been on loan for the duration of its original loan period. Unlike a "hold," which lets the first borrower keep the item until the due date, a recall will sometimes shorten the due date. Every person is guaranteed to have an item until its original due date, unless the item is needed for course reserves, or the item belongs to the Art or Law Libraries. After the original loan period has passed, a recall will shorten the due date to a week from when the recall is placed. Items recalled for course reserves are due in 3 days. Once a recalled item becomes overdue, the patron’s record is blocked until the book is checked in, and fines are doubled. If an item you have checked out has been recalled, and you are having trouble returning it to the library, please contact the Circulation Unit at

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