What does "in process" mean and why isn't that book on the shelf?
Last Updated: May 12, 2016     Views: 3049

"IN PROCESS" means the item is brand new. When a new item arrives, the library determines where it needs to go, adds the correct stickers and stamps,and ensures the catalog record is correct.  On occasion, we get hundreds of new items at a time.  Therefore, it can take a while before an item makes it on the shelf. 

If you need the item immediately, click the "RUSH THIS ITEM" button and complete the form.  Library staff will process the item as soon as possible. You will be notified when it is available. 

Materials that have been ordered and received but are not yet on the shelves are listed in the catalog with a location of "IN PROCESS", "ASK STAFF", "BAKER HOLD", or "VERIFICATION". 

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