Recalling Materials

UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff have the option to recall materials checked out to another user. These items may be requested via Roger in the same manner as requesting available items. Recalling a book from another user will shorten the loan period, and the user will be notified of the new due date.

Frequently Asked Questions

This doesn’t seem fair. Why can my books get recalled?
Recalls are common in academic libraries. Instead of offering shorter loan periods to everyone (requiring you to renew your books every two weeks), we offer a longer loan period, with the caveat that the book may be recalled earlier if it is needed by another user.
I don’t want to inconvenience anyone else. Is there another option?
Yes! Instead of recalling books from other users, you can try requesting a copy from another library. Try Circuit for speedy service, or Interlibrary Loan, which usually takes about the same amount of time as waiting for your recall to come in.
My book got recalled. Can you make the other person request it through one of the alternatives above, instead?
Unfortunately not. We do our best to educate everyone about all the options, but once a request is made, it can’t simply be swapped for another copy at another institution. We can, however, help you request another copy.
Who can recall materials?
UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff. Recall privileges are not available to Community Borrowers.