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Circulation Policies

 

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BOOK PURCHASE REQUESTS - Use this form to request a book be purchased for the libraries' collections or contact the collection manager in your subject area.

BOOK EXPRESS - a service for faculty, staff, and graduate students for the delivery of books from any campus library to another campus library. (More information)

RECALLS, HOLDS & SEARCHES

RECALLS

A RECALL is a request to get a book back from another borrower as soon as possible. UK students, faculty and staff may recall an item from you at any time. A recalled item is assigned a new due date which supersedes the most recent due date for the item.

If a book you need is checked out to another borrower and you need it sooner than the due date, stop by any Circulation Desk to place a RECALL.

Place a RECALL via the web through InfoKat, the Libraries' online catalog -- just look up the book and click on "REQUEST" at the top of the screen.

Recalled items not returned by the new due date will accrue recall overdue fines of $2.00 per day. Please respond to these notices promptly. Items that have been recalled may not be renewed.

HOLDS

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.

Place a HOLD via the web through InfoKat, the Libraries' online catalog -- just look up the book and click on "REQUEST" at the top of the screen.

SEARCHES

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. A verification email will be sent to the requesting faculty/staff member. Use this form. Other services and equipment may vary from library to library. Please consult individual campus libraries for your specific needs.