Recalls

What is a recall?

To ensure that that materials are available to all of our patrons, we allow W&M students, faculty, and staff to request a recall of a book (not on reserve) checked out to another patron. Only faculty or those with faculty permission can recall videos. Materials may also be recalled for use on course reserves. 

To request an item be recalled, you should contact the circulation desk.  We may refer you to Interlibrary Loan depending on how quickly you need access to the materials or how long you need to keep the items.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

A recall will shorten the due date to three weeks from the recall date. If the item is due in less than 3 weeks, the due date will not change.

Items not returned by the due date will be subject to nonrefundable replacement costs, which include the list price of the item and a $20.00 processing fee.