What is a hold and how does it work?

A hold is just library lingo for ordering an item. When you place a hold, the item you requested is put on a list. Our librarians print this list once a day, retrieve the items from their shelves, and put them in transit. The items are sent to our Distribution Center for sorting and are then routed to their final destinations. Once there, a librarian will scan the item in, which generates an automatic notice by phone or email that the item is ready for pick up.

More information about holds can be found on our Using the Online Catalog page.

What is a hold and how does it work?
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