Answered By: Sue Vazakas
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020     Views: 834

A recall is when one patron has a library item checked out, but another patron requests to use it as well.

Any patron can recall a book that you have checked out. There are fines for overdue recalled books.

  • A recalled book gets a NEW due date, which is in 10 calendar days. You will get an e-mail with the new due date.
  • The exception is a book that is recalled because it's needed for course reserves -- THAT new due date can be as short as one day.
  • If you need a book that is checked out but you don't want to recall it and wait for 10 days, you should request it from Borrow Direct, which only takes 3-5 business days.
  • If you get a recall notice for a book that you have checked out, and you return it 5 days later than the new due date on the notice, your borrowing privileges will be blocked.


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