Q. How do I place a hold or recall on a book that is checked out (out on loan)?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018     Views: 130

Faculty who wish to recall a book to place on Reserves for classroom reading, should contact the Reserves Office. The borrower will be asked to return the book immediately.

Current AU students, and faculty who need AU books for their research, have 3 choices if the AU book is checked out:

1. Consult the library catalog. If a consortium library has the book on the shelf, place a consortium loan service request (CLS).  The book will be sent to the Circulation and Course Reserves desk on the first floor of the library for you to pick up. You will receive email notification when the book arrives. Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC) Consortium Loan Service (CLS) is the fastest way to get the book.

2. If the book is not available through CLS at any of the WRLC libraries, AU students, faculty and staff may place a hold / recall on AU books only.
When you place a hold, the current borrower may keep the book for two weeks, or until the due date (whichever is sooner).  He or she will not be able to renew it.  When it is returned, email notification will be sent to the requestor. The book will be held at the Circulation and Course Reserves desk on the first floor of the library. Click HERE to place a hold.

3. Place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. ILL service borrows books from outside of the WRLC.  Be advised that ILL requests can take two weeks or longer to fill.


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