Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Saturday May 27, 2017

Library Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Eastern Michigan University Library

Hold and Recall Requests

When an item is checked out, you can use a hold or a recall to request the item.

If a checked-out item is not due back for 10 days or more, you might consider searching MeLCat to see if it is available from another Michigan library. If so, you may receive the item more quickly by requesting it from MeLCat.

What is a Hold?

  • When you place a hold, the user who has the item cannot renew it.
  • When the item is returned, it will be held for you at the Circulation Desk for 10 days.
  • You will be notified by email when the item is available.

What is a Recall?

  • You can place a recall on an item that is checked out for the entire semester. You can identify items checked out for the entire semester by the due date shown in the library catalog; it will be the last day of the semester.
  • A recall:
    • Resets the due date to 30 days from the date the recall is placed.
    • Notifies the user who has the item of the new due date, and tells them to return the item by that time. They cannot renew the item.
  • When the item is returned, it will be held for you at the Circulation Desk for 10 days.
  • You will be notified by email when the item is available.
  • Exceptions: During the last month of each semester, most users are given the last day of semester as a due date and a shorter loan period as the semester comes to a close. (Due dates for the next semester generally begin 10 days before the end of each semester.)

How to place a Hold or Recall Request

  1. Locate the item using Esearch.
  2. Click on the title to view the full item details.
  3. Click on Sign in.
  4. Enter your Net ID and password.
  5. Click on Request. Enter a Not Needed After date, if relevant, then click Send Request.