Chapter 24. Public Catalogue Holds

Table of Contents

Placing Holds
Unsuccessful Hold Messages
Additional Hold Options

Holds can be placed for a particular title or a specific volume through your public catalogue.

Available items will appear on the library’s holds pull list. If the item is not available, the patron is placed on a waiting list and notified when the item become available.


Some libraries do not allow holds to be placed on available items.

Placing Holds

  1. Click the Place Hold button to the right of the record on the search result list, or on the record summary screen.

  2. You will be prompted to log in with your library account, if you have not already done so.
  3. If your library is multi-branch, or participates in reciprocal borrowing, you can choose the pickup location.
  4. Choose the method of notification. The notification method will be selected automatically if it is set in account preferences, but can be overridden on this screen.

    1. The phone number and email in your account will be used to populate the notification options, but you can use a different phone number for phone or text notification when placing the hold.

  5. Click Submit. A message will appear either confirming the hold was successfully placed or indicating that the hold could not be placed.

  6. You can view and cancel your holds at anytime through Holds in My Account and can edit, suspend, or activate your holds until they are captured for pick up.

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