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Holds and Due Date Changes

How do I get a book that is checked out?

  • If you are a current UW faculty, student or staff to see if there is a copy available from a Summit library. In most cases we can get a copy from a Summit library faster than we can recall material from a UW borrower. Using Summit also allows two UW borrowers to have a copy of same book at the same time.
  • If what you are looking for is not available through a Summit library or you are not a current UW faculty, student or staff, you can place a hold on the UW copy. Books that are due in more than 14 days will have the due date changed to 14 days from the date of the request.  Material that is due in 14 days or less will keep the original due date.

Why was the due date of my book changed?

  • The book was requested by another borrower or for reserves.
  • You are guaranteed a 14 day checkout unless needed immediately for reserves.
  • Books that are due in more than 14 days will have the due date changed to 14 days from the date of the request.  Material that is due in 14 days or less will keep the original due date.
  • If you are a current UW faculty, student or staff look to see if there is a copy available from a Summit library - in most cases you can get a copy from another library before you need to return the UW copy.