Answered By: Jessica Moore
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2017     Views: 190

Your Library loan has been recalled as all the copies of that book are currently on loan and another user wants to borrow it so they have placed a request. All items checked out to users' accounts are subject to recall.

We have the Recall system in place to ensure fair access to all our print resources as it is just not possible to have a copy of every item for every student, so items required by users are made available in a timely fashion. The Recall system ensures that all items are guaranteed for seven days (and if not required by another user, loaned for up to 8 weeks )  

When this happens a recall notice is automatically emailed to the user who has held the book the longest, giving them seven days to return the book so the request can be satisfied.

If you cannot return the book within seven days let us know at

Overdue recalled items are charged at 50p per item per day.

If you feel that the Library would benefit from having more copies of the item, or if it's possible to have an e-version of the book, you can suggest ordering more copies via our More Books! campaign.

Related Topics

Learn how to...

Submit a Question

Please give an e-mail address so we know where to send your answer. We will not share it.
Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.