A hold is a request to put your name on a waiting list for items in the Libraries that are currently checked out by another person. Not all materials are eligible for holds.
A recall starts a request for the early return of Library book that is currently checked out by another person. Most library material is subject to recall.
A patron who wishes to recall material from another patron, or to have an item held for them upon its return, may place a recall or hold request at the Circulation Desk or online. However, it may be quicker to consider ordering the item from another library via Interlibrary Loan (including Link+ and BorrowItNow), as the turnaround time for recalls can be 14+ days.
To place a hold/recall online:
- Go to the Library Catalog and search for the title you want.
- Bring up the Full Record screen for the title and click on the Request button at the top of the page.
- Enter your barcode number and your last name and then click on the Login button.
- Complete the form and click on the Submit Request button.