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last updated: 12/17/2012

Recalling Materials (Swain Hall Library)

Submit a recall request for a book for your use.

A recall is a request to the library to ask another user who has an item checked out to bring it back to the library by a specified date.  Place a recall to get access to a book or other item within a defined time period.  When the item is returned, you will be notified to pick it up.

Tips:
  • All books charged out are subject to recall for another library user after 10 DAYS of initial use, regardless of the library user status (i.e., faculty, graduate student, undergraduate student, staff, Indiana resident).
  • Before you submit a recall request, you may wisht to check the shelves to see if there is another copy available.
  • Be sure to specify the library where you would like to pick up the material when it becomes available.  
  • Provide your full email address (for example, libraryuser@indiana.edu ).  You will receive a copy of your request via email.
  • Your Library Identification Number is the barcode number found on your IU ID card or borrower's card.  It begins with a 2, followed by a zero, and other numbers.  Include the spaces as printed on your card.
  • The call number of the book is found on the IUCAT record.  Click the Display button to see this number.
  • WARNING: After submitting your request you must exit the web browser to make sure your personal information is not saved on the computer workstation.


last updated: 12/17/2012