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Library DIY

The Book I Need Is Checked Out

If the library book you want is checked out, first check IUCAT for other versions of the book. Sometimes the Libraries have more than one copy or version of an item. If a copy is available at another IU campus library, use the Request This button in IUCAT to have the item delivered to an Indianapolis campus location.  

screenshot of IUCAT with multiple locations of a book in the IU system

If there are no other copies available in IUCAT, you may either submit an Interlibrary Loan Request or Recall the item

To submit an Interlibrary Loan Request for a book, choose "Request a Loan." You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup. 

Or you can Recall an item. The person will then have 10 days to return the item. You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.