Recall and Hold Policies

If an item you need is currently checked out to another borrower, library patrons have the option of recalling or placing a hold to request that the item be held for their use when it is returned.


All items are subject to recall under the following circumstances:

  • after 28 days or their regular loan period, whichever is shorter
  • if needed for course reserve
  • if overdue

Items needed for Reserve or classroom use will be recalled immediately.

Check-Out & Reserves Desk staff will issue recalls.

Distance Learners will receive a 3 day grace period on recalls.


Holds may be placed on items in circulation which are requested by another patron but do not meet the recall criteria.

Place a Hold on Material You Need:

  • If you find an item in our library catalog that is checked out to another patron, click the "I want it next" link to place a hold.
  • Identify yourself with your Laker NetID (or library ID number) and password.
  • Check-Out & Reserves Desk staff will notify you when the item is returned, and it will be held for you at the Check-Out & Reserves Desk for five working days.

Fines: Fines for items which have been recalled accrue at the rate of $2.00 per item per day, with a $26.00 per item maximum.

Recall fines apply to all users.

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