Answered By: Daniel Matthes
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016     Views: 934

When the catalogue entry for a checked out book shows "+1 hold," it means that another patron has placed a request for that book.  That patron is then considered to have placed a "hold" on the item, which will reduce the original borrowing period. An email recall notice will be sent to the current borrower asking them to return the book within seven days.  

When the book is returned, the patron who placed the hold will get it. That patron is guaranteed at least two weeks with it should another patron place a hold.  The catalogue might even display that a book has more than one hold.

It is your responsibility to check your university email for recall notices. Fines on recalled books are charged at a rate of $1.00 per day.

Please see the Borrowing, Renewing, and Requesting Material page for more information on recalling books. 

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