Rush Processing FAQ
1. What is the Request Rush Processing Form for?
The form allows you to request expedited processing for materials which are under consideration to be ordered, or have been ordered or received but have not yet been processed for the collection.
If the item status is "available", retrieve it at its location or use the Request option in the catalog for Alkek to RRC or RRC to Alkek delivery.
2. Can this form be used to request delivery from Alkek to Round Rock, or from Round Round Rock to Alkek?
- Only if the status indicates that the item is not yet in the collection or is undergoing processing, such as "under consideration," "on order," "order received", "in process...", "sent to binder".
- If the status is "available," please use the Request option in the catalog for Alkek to RRC or RRC to Alkek delivery. If the item checked out, use the Request option in the catalog to request the item. You can indicate the delivery location as part of the request process.
4. Where is the Status information located?
In the online catalog, status displays near the location and call # information in the catalog record. For example:
5. How quickly can I get the item?
Depends on the item's status:
- Under Consideration = The material has been requested but not ordered yet. Allow at least a couple of weeks for processing. Some orders take longer.
- Copy Ordered / On Order = The material is on order with the vendor but has not been received yet. Allow at least a couple of weeks for processing. Some orders take longer.
- Order Received / In process ... = The material has arrived at the library but is not yet ready for use. You can usually expect these materials to be ready in a day or two when you request rush processing.
- In Bind Prep = The item is in the Library, in its Bindery unit, waiting for either binding or repair. You can usually expect these materials to be ready in a day or two when you request rush processing.
- Sent to Binder = The item has been shipped to the Library’s contracted commercial bindery, and will be returning at a future date for final processing and cataloging. Allow a couple of weeks to a month. Once the item returns to the library, its final processing will be rushed.
6. What is the Bibliographic Record Number ?
The bibliographic record number appears only in web catalog. It appears as the last part of the URL address for the cataloging record of the item being viewed. For example, the bib number in the following URL is: b6204400a (omitting the ~S1):
URL to This Record: