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. Most items can be renewed three times. Renew by replying to the Courtesy Notice e-mail, calling circulation at 620.235.4882 to request a renewal, or bringing it in to the Library.

If the material is overdue, it can still be renewed. 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.