Request an Item Listed as "In Process"

"In Process" means that an item is in the library, but not yet ready to be shelved. You can place a request for materials listed as In process through the request link in the library catalog:

Click on the In Process link:

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A second browser window will open. This new window displays "UCSB Holdings" information. If the item is eligible for request, the Recall/Retrieve link will display on the left. Click on the Recall/Retrieve link.


Another browser window will open. Enter your Access Card or library card barcode number and password and click on the Login link. Your barcode number is the 14-digit number on your library card or Access Card and your password is this same number until you choose to change it.

Identify yourself.

Enter any additional information (optional):

  • Pick-up and delivery location shows a pull-down menu. It will have the home library as the only option.
  • You may add additional information in the Notes fields if helpful to the request.


Click on the Submit Request link.

A message will display in a new window when your request has been successfully submitted. Error messages will display when request has not been submitted.

  • Items should be available within one working day. You will receive notice via email or regular mail (see Register for Email Library Notices for more information regarding library notifications).
  • You may view pending requests in "My Library Account" by looking under the Hold Requests link.
  • Do not forget to click on the Sign out link.

Comments: Circulation Services