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How do I request a book that isn't available? (How do I place a hold?)

What is placing a hold (or making a request)?

You can place a hold on (or request) a book, video, or other item which is:

  • already out on loan (also known as a recall)
  • at the library where you wish to pick it up
  • currently "In Process"
  • at another campus library.

In the Library Catalogue sign in then use the option to place a request for your book (or other material). Then you can select the location where you would like to pick it up.

You must be signed into the Catalogue to be able to place a hold or make a request. 

The book that I want is out. How can I get it when it comes back?

You can recall a book by placing a hold (or request) on it in the Library Catalogue.  

Requesting books and other materials the Library doesn't own

To get material from another Library, you can request an InterLibrary Loan (ILL). 

To request that the Library purchase a book we don't currently own, you can Suggest a title for purchase.