Holds and Recalls

If a library item in the catalog is already checked out, or it is held only by another library in the ALC consortium, you may place a hold or a recall on the item using your library card number (usually your UA ID number) and your PIN. If you do not know your PIN, you can get it at the Circulation desk or by calling us at 907-474-6762.

  • A hold will reserve the item for you when it is returned.
  • A recall will notify the current patron to return the item immediately because it has been requested by another patron.
  • If an item is "long overdue," 8 weeks or more past the due date, the item may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan.

Most items can be put on hold or recall. Once the item is returned, you will receive a notice -- either by email or regular mail -- that it is available for you; we will hold most items for 10 days from the date of that notice. Videos and DVDs will be held for only three days from the date you are notified.

When you place a hold or recall, please make sure we have your current email address, postal address, and phone number, so that we can properly notify you when it is available. If you don't hear from us and are wondering about your hold/recall, please call us at 907-474-6762 to check on the item's status.

This page was last modified on July 20, 2018