Catalog Guide: How to Place a Hold

To place an item on hold:

  • Find the item you would like to place a hold on by searching in the catalog. (searching tips)
  • Once you’ve found an item you’d like, click on the orange box marked “Place Hold” near the cover image.

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  • If not already logged-in to your account, you will be prompted to do so. (log-in instructions)
  • Notice the pick-up location, make changes as needed by clicking the drop-down arrow

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  • For most holds, leave “I want the first available copy” selected.
  • Click on the blue Submit Hold button.
  • A message at the top of the page will confirm that your hold has been placed.

To view the holds that you’ve placed:

  • Log in to your account (log-in instructions)
  • Click on the drop down arrow by your name
  • Click on Holds under Account Activity

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  • This page shows a lot of information about the items you have on hold, such as:
    • Arrived holds, which are waiting to be picked up
    • Position in Queue, which denotes your place on the wait list for the item
    • Pickup Location, which is the library the item will be sent to for you
    • Cancel Hold, to remove the item from your hold list
    • Suspend Until, to set a date range for the hold

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Once an item arrives for you, you will have one week to pick it up.

Not receiving email notifications about holds? Add cpcrl@tlcdelivers.com to your email contacts.

To cancel a hold that you’ve placed:

  • Click the check-box to the right of the title of the item you’d like to cancel
  • Click the blue “Cancel Hold” link at the top or bottom of the list of holds
  • Your hold will immediately be removed.

 

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