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More Information on Circulation Status

Circulation Status Codes


Status Code Meaning

If the book is still on the shelf, it can be checked out for a shorter amount of time because of a pending request on it.

BILLED A patron has kept it past the due date.

Checked out until the listed date.

If a book you want is currently checked out, you can learn how request the book from:

a MERLIN library

a MOBIUS library

Interlibrary Loan (ILL@MU)


Is being processed to be added to the library. It will soon be available to check out.


Not available to check out. It is being transferred between libraries.


May only be used inside of the library.

This code is usually reserved for Reference Books and books in Special Collections.


Is lost.

NEW BOOKS On a new book shelf in Ellis or a branch library.
NOT CHECKED OUT In the library and available to be checked out.
ON HOLD Has been recalled by a patron.
ON HOLD SHELF Being held at the circulation desk for the patron who has requested it.

The item has been requested (paged) and has not yet been pulled from the shelf.

UNDER CONSIDERATION In the approval room for the Library to evaluate. It will most likely be added to the library and soon be available to check out.