Recalls & Renewals

Library material may be recalled from any patron at any time and a "recall" may be placed on items already checked out. A “recall” will shorten the loan period of an item checked out, although all patrons are guaranteed an item for at least three weeks. Patrons who have placed "recalls" on Library material which is checked out are notified when a requested item is returned and is waiting for them. In addition, a patron may place a “hold” against an item. This will not require the first borrower to bring the item in sooner, unlike a recall, but will allow the second patron to get the material when it is returned.

A courtesy notice is mailed out two days before an item is due. The easiest way to renew is simply to reply to that e-mail asking to renew the item. Most items can be renewed three times assuming there is no hold or recall on the item. In addition, a patron may call circulation at 620.235.4882 to request a renewal. Or material may be renewed by bringing it to the Library on or before the due date stamped on the due date slip. 

If the material is overdue, it can be renewed but an overdue fine will incur. If the item has gone to “billing,” meaning fees and a replacement value have been assessed, the item must be returned and the fines paid in full before any new materials will be allowed to checkout. Material that has been recalled cannot be renewed. Several classes of material, such as faculty reserves, periodicals, and microform readers cannot be renewed.