What does the "status" in the library catalog mean?

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The library catalog shows a status for each item indicating whether or not it is available for checkout:

 

screenshot of the catalog showing a status with an item due date


These are the status messages you may see, and their meanings: 

 

STATUS MEANING
AVAILABLE Item is available for checkout.
DUE "09-29-24" Item is checked out and due back on the indicated date.
IN PROCESS Item is being processed and will be available soon.
LIB USE ONLY Item is for library use only and cannot be placed on hold or checked out except to faculty or graduate students for short periods with librarian approval (except Special Collections books which do not circulate).
ON HOLDSHELF Item has been placed on hold by a patron and is ready for pick up at the Library Help Desk.
NOT AVAILABLE Item is temporarily not available due to special circumstances.
DAMAGED Item is not available – it is damaged and is being evaluated for replacement.
MISSING Item is not available – it has been reported missing and is being searched for by library staff.
BILLED Item is not available – it was not returned and the patron has been billed for the replacement cost.
LOST Item is not available – it has been officially reported as lost and is being evaluated for replacement.
LOST & XFERRED Item is not available – it was not returned and the patron's bill has been sent to the Business Office.
LOST AND PAID

Item is not available – it was not returned and has been paid for by the patron.

REVIEW/REPAIR

Item is not available – it is in process for update or repair.

There are also messages you may see elsewhere before an item has been cataloged:

screenshot of the catalog showing a message that an item has been ordered

 

These are the messages you may see, and their meanings:

 

MESSAGE MEANING
1 copy ordered for UNCW on 04-02-2024. The library has ordered the item but it has not yet arrived.
1 copy being processed for UNCW. The item is being cataloged and processed and will be available soon.

 

If you have any questions about status messages you see in the library catalog, vall the Library Help Desk at 910-962-3272, email us at rlcirculation@uncw.edu, or use the chat widget on the library homepage.