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Recall Items

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, patrons are not currently able to recall items through OBIS. If you need an item currently checked out to someone else, students should use InterLibrary Loan to request scans of individual chapters. Faculty who will be on campus through January and the spring semester can request a print copy through the OhioLink or SearchOhio catalogs. 

Items needed for course reserves may be recalled by library staff. If you are on campus and an item checked out to you is recalled, please return it as soon as possible. If you are off campus, please contact the circulation department as soon as possible to arrange return of the item. 

Notification of Recall

We notify borrowers immediately via email when an item they have checked out has been recalled and what the new due date is.

What if a book I really need is recalled from me?

Please don’t ignore the recall. Contact circulation staff immediately at the branch library of the item to discuss the options.  We need to balance the needs of all of our users when handling competition for materials.


Borrowers are fined $10/day overdue up to a maximum of $50. Fines stop accruing at the moment the book is returned or when the borrower brings a problem to our attention. 


All borrowers are billed for the replacement and processing costs of the item when it becomes two weeks overdue, in addition to the existing $50 fine.

Further Penalties

Should we determine that the failure to return a recalled book is a deliberate violation of community standards on sharing of library materials, we may pursue further sanctions. For students, we may file judicial charges.

For college employees, the Director of Libraries may refer the matter to the appropriate supervisor or divisional dean. We suspend the borrowing privileges of courtesy borrowers at the time of billing.

The policy has been endorsed by the Director of Libraries and the General Faculty Library Committee.