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To Place Holds and Recalls Online

  1. Go into the Library’s online catalog
  2. Bring up the record for the item you wish to place a hold or recall on.
  3. Click on the "Hold/Recall" link to the right of the main record.
  4. Log into the system.
    1. From the login screen, enter a 1 plus the 8-digit number from the front of your WFU id (not including the last digit).
    2. Enter your last name.
    3. Click on the login button.
  5. From the pull down menu that appears beneath "Please choose your request," select either "Hold" or "Recall" and then click OK.
  6. Complete the "OPAC Request" box.
    1. In the box labeled "WFU ID Card #," enter, again, a 1 plus the 8 digit number from your WFU id, omitting the final digit.
    2. In the "Not Needed After" box, enter the number of days you wish your hold to stay in the system before expiring.
    3. Click on the "Submit Request" button.

Please note:

  • Holds may be placed on items in the circulating Main Stacks, Media Collection, and Browsing locations.
  • Patrons will be notified when the materials they have requested are available.
  • They can pick up these materials at the Circulation Desk.
  • If a desired title is not checked out but cannot be located in the stacks, patrons are encouraged to come to the Circulation desk to report it and let the staff help look for it.
  • Unlike holds, recalls reassign a new due date and notify the patron who currently has the book that it is now due in two weeks.
  • When a recall is placed on an item that is overdue or is needed for Reserve, the current patron is notified that the book must be returned immediately.
  • All patrons, faculty included, are expected to respond to recalls.
  • Non-college patrons cannot place recalls.

To Renew Materials Online

If the combination of patron borrowing privileges and type of material allow, items may be renewed online, one time.

To renew items online:

  1. Go to the Library’s online catalog.
  2. Click on the Your Account link at the top of the page.
  3. Log in to the system.
    1. From the login screen, enter a 1 plus the 8-digit number from the front of your WFU id (not including the last digit).
    2. Enter your last name.
    3. Click on the login button.
  4. The items you currently have checked out from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will be listed right below your name and address.
  5. Check the box of the item(s) you wish to renew.
  6. Click the renew items button.
  7. Note the new due date or the fact that the item has not been renewed.

Please note:

  • Items may be renewed for one circulation period. This circulation period depends on the patron’s borrowing privileges and the type of item checked out.
  • The next due date will be determined by the date of renewal, not the original due date. For example, if a book with a loan period of one month is due March 22 and it is renewed on March 15, the next due date is April 15, not April 22.
  • Items may be renewed one time only. Items must be brought to the Library to be checked in and then checked out again to continue borrowing.
  • If another patron has placed a hold on an item, renewal (online or in person) will not be allowed.

To See What I Have Checked Out

  1. Go in to the Library’s online catalog.
  2. Click on the Your Account link at the top of the page.
  3. Log in to the system.
    1. From the login screen, enter a 1 plus the 8-digit number from the front of your WFU id (not including the last 0 or 1).
    2. Enter your last name.
    3. Click on the login button.
  4. The items you currently have checked out from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will be listed right below your name and address.

If you have any questions, please contact the Circulation Department.

To Return Materials When the Library is Closed

Books may be returned to the outside bookdrop when the Library is closed. Books will be recorded as checked in when the Library is next open.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 336-758-5475.