Book Purchase Request
Use this form to request a book be purchased for the libraries' collections, or contact the collection manager in your subject area.
A recall is a request to get a book back from another borrower before the due date. UK students, faculty, and staff may recall an item at any time. Once a recall is placed, the borrower who currently has the book is sent a system-generated letter to let him/her know that the due date has been changed. At this time the borrower is given a two week due date (unless the original due date is sooner than 2 weeks) to allow him/her to finish using the book. Once the book is returned, the person who recalled the book is notified that that item is available for pickup.
To recall a book: look up the book in InfoKat Discovery. Click on 'Availability' tab. Click on the blue 'Request' link to the right of 'Request Options:'. Sign in to 'My Account' using your LinkBlue credentials. You may choose to pick up the book at Young or any branch location.
Recalled items not returned by the new due date will accrue a recall overdue fine of $2.00 per day. Please respond to these notices promptly. Items that have been recalled may not be renewed.
A hold is a request to get a book after it is returned by the current borrower. If a book you want is checked out to another borrower, you may stop by any Circulation Desk to place a hold, or you may place a hold online through InfoKat, the Libraries' online catalog--just look up the book and click "Request."
If you are unable to locate an item that should be on the shelf but is not, inquire at your Circulation Desk. Library personnel will search for the item and notify you if the item is found.
Research Assistant Authorization
UK faculty and staff may authorize one or more persons to borrow and request library materials under the authorizing person's name by submitting this form. A verification email will be sent to the requesting faculty/staff member. Other services and equipment may vary from library to library. Please consult individual campus libraries for your specific needs.