Q. I received an email that the book I have checked out is recalled. What does that mean?
The library sometimes needs to request that a checked out item be returned earlier than expected or without the option to renew. This can happen for different reasons, for example a book might be recalled because a professor has requested that the book be added to the library’s Reserves (a collection of books and other materials pulled together for use by a particular class).
If you receive an email that something you have checked out has been recalled, you will need to return it to the library. If you are given a new due date, you will need to return the item by the new due date, not the original date due. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (619) 260-4799.
"Copley Library occasionally recalls an item by requesting a borrower to return it at the end of its current loan period. A recalled item cannot be renewed. A Recall Notice is sent to your email address. If you do not respond or return the item by the due date assigned in the Recall Notice, fines will be assessed from the recalled due date, not the original due date. At least one full loan period for each item is guaranteed."