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Borrow, Return, Renew & Reserve: 3. Checking status

Shows you how to locate & obtain a book in XJTLU library.


Before heading to the library location to get the item, it is very important to check the status of the item first.

Ensure that the item is not on loan before going to the library to pick up the book!

What do the different status codes (In stock, View only, Processing etc.) mean?

Below is a listing of terms/phrases used to describe the different statuses assigned to Library materials:


What to do

In stock Item is available for loan, and item cannot be reserved. You have to go to the shelves for it, first come, first served.
On loan-due date: DD-MM-YY Item is on loan, and the return date is DD-MM-YY.

Item is received but not yet available for loan.

View only Item is to be viewed in the library only. You have to go to the shelves or the Course Reserved Area for it, first come first served.

To be processed


The recent recommended books are to be processed. (Suggestion Statue)


Your suggestion has been accepted. (Suggestion Statue)


The book is on shelves and you can borrow it now. (Suggestion Statue)


Your suggestion is unsuccessful, and you can find the reason in the Remark column. (Suggestion Statue

How do I locate an item?