Q. What does it mean when something in the catalog is "non-requestable" or "non-circulating"?
Answered By: Sue Vazakas Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020 Views: 291
Answered By: Sue Vazakas
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020 Views: 291
"non-circulating" (meaning that they can't be checked out, because they can't leave the library building), or "non-requestable" (meaning that maybe they CAN be checked out, but they still can't be requested through the catalog)
Some examples of items that either cannot be checked out or can't be requested through the catalog are:
- Books in one of the Reference sections
- Special Collections holdings
- Current periodicals or journals, including unbound newspapers
- Most items being treated by the Conservation Department
"Bound-with" volumes (however, the Service Desk staff can identify the requestable part of those and help you to make the request)
When you have a question about something with the label "non-requestable" or "non-circulating," please ask at the Service Desk (MSEL, M-level).