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On order

You will see this on Locate when a new book has been ordered, but has not yet arrived in the library.

One day loan

Books which are in high demand sometimes have a copy that can only be loaned for one day. They are identified by a blue label on the spine and cannot be renewed.

On hold

Refers to a book that has been reserved and is waiting to be collected.

Op cit

Abbreviation for the Latin phrase, ‘opera citato’ which means ‘in the work cited’. It is found in references and means that it has been previously cited in that work. Not used in The CU Guide to Referencing in Harvard Style.



Refers to a book that has been kept past the date that it should have been returned to the library. You can renew a book if you want to keep it for longer via my account in Locate.