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Check-out, Renew, Request: Holds and Recalls

This page describes basic circulation policies. If you have any further questions, please call the Circulation & Information Desk at 405-744-9775.


Materials requested via Document Delivery, purchase on demand, rush cataloging, or from our North Boomer Annex and Auxiliary will be put "on hold" for you at the Circulation & Information Desk. You will need to bring your OSU Library Card to check these materials out. Items placed on the "hold shelf" will remain there for 2 weeks, and then they will be returned to their permanent location in the Library.

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Checked out books can be recalled by another user after 14 days. Books needed for reserve or reference may be recalled any time. Circulation privileges are suspended when recalled books are past due. Fines for late, recalled books are $5/day.

If you wish to recall a book, simply fill out our Book Recall Request form online. We will contact you once the book is returned and hold it for you at the Circulation & Information Desk.

Don't want to Recall? Try BorrowItNow!

Interlibrary loan requests for books that are owned by the OSU Edmon Low Library are not permitted.  However, if the book you want is currently checked out, you can use BorrowItNow to obtain the book from one of our trusted lenders.  This allows you to get the book faster than the two week waiting period after recalling the item. 

Once you follow the BorrowItNow link, you will need to select your location, Oklahoma State University.  Enter the title of the item you want to borrow in the search box and follow the instructions.

***BorrowItNow cannot be used to borrow books that are required for class, even if they are checked out.***


The Circulation & Information Desk is open anytime the Library is open. 

If you have any questions about or need assistance with your Library account, please contact us at 405-744-9775 or at