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Placing Holds and Recalls

Below are the library options for recalling items that are checked out, placing holds, and booking reserve items.


Locate the book in Cruzcat, then click on  "Recall this item."
You will be prompted to enter your name and barcode.

By Phone

You may recall books that are checked out by calling either of the
following numbers:
McHenry Library: 831- 459-5185
Science & Engineering Library: 831-459-5300

In Person

Come to the Circulation Desk at either library to place a recall.

Recalled books are due back 14 days after the date of recall. Returned recalled items will be placed on the hold shelf at the selected Circulation Desk for one week.

Placing Holds on Available Books

If you are unable to locate a book that is not checked out, you may place a hold on it at the appropriate Circulation Desk (McHenry or Science & Engineering). A search will be instituted for the book, and you will be contacted as soon as the book is located.

Placing Holds on Video Games and Consoles

Holds can be placed on checked out video games and consoles either in person at the circulation desk or over the phone.

Booking Reserve Items

Bookings are hourly holds that can be placed on reserve items and equipment(Laptops, iPads, etc.).

  • Bookings may be placed on reserve material up to one day in advance.
  • Bookings must be placed in person at either Reserve desk (McHenry or S&E) anytime the desks are open.
  • Bookings cannot be taken over the phone.
  • A patron cannot place a booking on a book while s/he has it checked out.
  • Reserve material may be renewed for an additional loan period if there are no bookings placed on it.