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How to Request that a book on loan be held for you
If the book that you want is out on loan you may place a request on the item. Use the Requests option on the Library Catalogue. Once you have placed your request the current loan period on the item is reduced and the user who has the item on loan is emailed with a new due date.
If the book has the Status On order, In process, Binding, or Repairs, you can't place a Request on it directly; you'll need to ask staff at Barr Smith Library Service Enquiries. Staff in our branch libraries can also place a Request on these items for you.
Here's how to place a Request on a book that is on loan:
The screen will look like this:
You will first need to authenticate yourself as a member of the University of Adelaide community by logging in to MyLibrary:
You will see this screen:
This will bring up the Request/Recall screen:
What happens next ?
When the book is returned from loan we'll send you an email message telling you that it available.
Checking your Requests/Cancelling a Request
You can check what Requests you have pending through the MyLibrary function on the Library catalogue.
If you want to cancel a Request because you no longer need the book, please do this through MyLibrary. The book can go straight back to the shelves or to the user with the next request.
If you want to see what your Requests will look like, go to the MyLibrary help page.
Why can't I ?
Sometimes the system will not let you place a Request on an item. You may see an error message such as:
If you are having problems placing a Request, please contact staff at Barr Smith Library Service Enquiries (or at your Branch Library) to help you.
Common reasons why you can't place a Request:
It is not possible to place a Request on an item if:
Last update: 6 July 2010 by Margaret Colmer
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