Answered By: Christine Andresen
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2017     Views: 99

ECU Libraries' Place Hold, Office Delivery, and Recall Request Services

The Place Hold service allows you to ask library staff to pull items from the ECU Libraries' shelves for your use and allows you to be added to a waiting list to be notified when a checked out item is returned. You may place a hold on materials in Joyner Library, the Music Library, and Laupus Health Sciences Library and choose the library where you would like to pick up the items; equipment such as laptops and cameras cannot be transferred between libraries, however.

Faculty and staff who have offices on campus may also request delivery of items to their departmental offices using place hold. For faculty and staff who have offices located in areas off the contiguous main campus or health sciences campus, items will be sent through campus mail.

Additionally, for items that are already checked out by another borrower, ECU faculty, staff, and students may place a recall request to have the current borrower asked to return the item for your use. Any items that have been checked out for at least 28 days can be recalled from any borrower.  Once the recalled item is returned and available, you will be notified by email to your ECU email address and you will have three days to pick up the item from the library service desk you specified when you placed the recall request.

Instead of placing a hold or a recall on items that are currently checked out,  you may instead place an interlibrary loan request to have another copy borrowed from another library for your use; please note that requested books and media may take a week or longer to arrive and the loan period is typically 30-60 days.

For more information about ECU Libraries' Place Hold, Office Delivery, & Recall Request services, click HERE!

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