Home » Categories » Policies & Procedures » Collection Development

Missing Items


When a library is unable to locate an item that is not checked out and shows available in the Web catalog, the item should be marked missing. Missing status can easily be cleared by checking in the item if it is later located. 


When declaring an item missing as a result of the request process, library staff should also check whether their item is the last copy in BCCLS.  If it is the last copy, contact the requesting patron’s library to let them know there are no more items for the request.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
  • Icon PDFExport to PDF
  • Icon MS-WordExport to MS Word
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Catalog Submissions
Viewed 3945 times since Tue, Aug 6, 2013
Replacement Cost
Viewed 2170 times since Tue, Aug 6, 2013
Currently Cataloged Formats
Viewed 77 times since Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Linking Items
Viewed 6608 times since Tue, Aug 6, 2013
New Formats and Material Types
Viewed 313 times since Wed, May 25, 2016
Damaged, Incomplete, and/or Mislinked Materials
Viewed 3245 times since Tue, Aug 6, 2013