Answered By: Odile Harter
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017     Views: 321

Usually, a due date like this means that the book is currently checked out to a carrel or faculty study inside the library building, or to a library staff department for such services as preservation or cataloging. When it's accompanied by "not on shelf/in transit," that means the book has been returned to a library other than the one where it usually resides, and it's being transferred back to its "home" location. Once it's been received there, it will be available again.

If you see a "Request" link in Hollis, that means you can recall the book just as you would for any book that has been checked out, and you'll receive a notification once it's on hold for you.

Note: you may see materials checked out to a carrel or study that are designated as "in-library use only." You can still recall this material (it will be placed on hold for you behind the circulation desk, and you'll be notified by email), but you will not be able to check it out of the library.

If you will need an in-library-use only item for multiple days, please let the circulation desk staff know. Policies vary from library to library, but there are often short-term hold shelves or other options that will allow you multi-day access to a non-circulating item.

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