Answered By: Venus Lam
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 22688

The following table lists the various different entries you may see in the "STATUS" field of Library Catalogue records. If you wish to retrieve the item, please refer to the information in the last column below.

 

 Status

 Explanatory Note

 Where to locate the item?

AVAILABLE

The item is on the shelf

Look for the item on the shelf according to the LOCATION information.

If you cannot locate it, please approach the Information Desk on Level 3 for assistance.

ON HOLDSHELF

The item has been reserved by another Library user, and we are waiting for him/her to collect it.

Not available for borrowing.
 

 

Place a hold on the item and be added to the queue of users waiting to borrow the item.

OR

 

Eligible users may also…

Check the availability of the book in the HKALL Catalogue and submit a request if it is available in other university Libraries.

For more details on how to place a HKALL request, please here.

 

ON HOLDSHELF+ (no.) HOLD 

The item has been reserved by another Library user, and we are waiting for him/her to collect it.

Additionally, other user(s) have also made requests for the item, as indicated by the number (no.).
 

DUE DD-MM-YY

The Item has been CHECKED OUT and the due date is DD-MM-YY
 

DUE DD-MM-YY + (no.) RECALLED

or

DUE DD-MM-YY + (no.) HOLD

 

The Item has been CHECKED OUT and the due date is DD-MM-YY

Additionally, other user(s) have also made requests for the item, as indicated by the number (no.)

MISSING + (no.) HOLD

The Item is missing cannot be located by Library staff, and is therefore unavailable for borrowing.

Eligible users can…

Check the availability in the HKALL Catalogue and submit a request if it is available in other university Libraries.

 

For more details on how to place a HKALL request, please click here.

 

RECENT RETURN

Item has been recently returned to the Library.

It may be in the process of being reshelved or on the shelf already.
 

Look for the item on the shelf according to the LOCATION information.

If you cannot locate it, please approach the Information Desk on Level 3 for assistance.
 

In Process

Please refer to detailed information here

Please refer to detailed information here

Ordered for General

Please refer to detailed information here

Please refer to detailed information here
 

SENT TO BINDER

Please refer to detailed information here

Please refer to detailed information here
 


For “In Transit” items, it has been returned and is on route to the LOCATION that the item belongs to. 

Please note that the above table is not comprehensive and may not show all possible item statuses and explanations. If you have any enquiries, you may visit the Information Desk or contact the library staff on duty at 3411-7363 for more details.