Answered By: Tom Reinsfelder
Last Updated: May 26, 2016     Views: 166

When a book is recalled it is because another student/researcher is in need of that book.

The University Libraries provides the option to recall materials to allow all of our patrons access to library materials within a reasonable amount of time. 

When a recall is issued, the original borrower is given 10 days to return the book without feesUnfortunately we are not able to extend a checkout or waive overdue fees on a book that has been recalled.   After you return the book, you may place a hold on it to be notified when it is available again. Or you may want to use the Interlibrary loan service to request a copy from another library.  

You can see the policy on recalls here
‚Äčhttps://libraries.psu.edu/services/borrow-renew/borrowing-privileges#recalls

Vacations, Sabbaticals, Leaves of Absence
Patrons who will be out of the area for any extended period of time in excess of one week are strongly encouraged to return all Library materials, or to leave any Library materials with someone who will have access to any Library notices that may be sent to the borrower. Patrons on vacation, sabbatical or leave of absence are responsible for any Library materials that may be recalled or overdue during their absence.

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