Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2018     Views: 5188

A recall is a process by which the borrowing period for a checked out book is shortened by the library. Usually this occurs for three reasons:

1. A patron has a book checked out that is needed for the reserve collection.  The book is recalled so that staff can place the book on reserve.

2. The eReserves Department needs to scan a section of the book to upload to Canvas.

3. A patron may need a book checked out to another patron who has longer checkout privileges such as faculty, PhD students, and ThM students.

Once the recalled book has been returned, it is put on reserve or held behind the front desk for the patron who requested it.