A HOLD means that the item requested is out on loan and has been placed on the Waiting List for the next person or persons who have requested that item. Holds are indicated on the Library Catalogue under STATUS, and the number of holds will also be indicated, e.g. 1 hold/ 2 holds. You may also see that the STATUS of an item is reflected as ON HOLDSHELF, which means the item has been returned and is about to be sent to the next Library user in the queue.
If you request an item that is on hold, expect a delay before it can be delivered to you.
A book is recalled before your loan period expires, or before you can renew your loan period, when another client needs it and there are no other available copies.
If you borrow a loose-leaf publication, it may be recalled early if a new supplement that updates the content has arrived and the loose-leaf publication needs the new pages to be inserted.
Remember that even if you have to return an item early, you can always request it again at a later stage.
You are allowed to renew the Library material that you have out on loan to keep it longer, under the condition that:
* Undergraduate students are allowed two renewals and postgraduate students are allowed three renewals.
Library material may be renewed in a number of ways. Choose whichever method is the most convenient for you:
Mon to Fri 07h45-16h00
+27 012 429 4164 OR +27 011 471 3068/ 2933
After hours number
+27 012 429 3560
Have your student number and the details of the books at hand when you call.
Online renewals via the Libray Catalogue