Answered By: Paul Bridden
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2019     Views: 362

You can recall items that are checked out, but this may take up to or over 14 days. You can also place requests through WorldCat Local or ILL to get the item from another library. This is faster.

WorldCat: 2-7 Days

Search libraries worldwide and request items using the "Request" link.

Interlibrary loan: 2-7 Days

Interlibrary loan is a service for Boston College faculty, staff and students which allows you to have physical materials from other libraries and scanned articles/book chapters delivered to the BC Libraries. Items are generally delivered within 2-7 business days but sometimes BC must request the item from several libraries before successfully obtaining it. If there is a deadline beyond which the material will not be useful to you, a "not needed after" date can be indicated on the request form. To request an item from the catalog, just click the "Interlibrary Loan" link, sign in with your BC ID and password, check that necessary fields are autofilled, and click submit. You will receive an email when the item is in ready for pickup.