If an item you need is on loan, or at another campus Library, you can place a hold on it in LibrarySearch.


  • You can place holds on up to 10 items at a time.
  • Items in high demand are restricted to a 7-day loan.
  • If you have overdue items, or library fines, you cannot place or collect holds.
  • If you’ve placed a hold on an item that is currently on the shelf, it can still be borrowed by other users until we collect it for you.
  • Borrowers from other institutions, except CAVAL and ULANZ borrowers, cannot place items on hold.

Placing a hold

You must be logged in to place a hold.

  1. In LibrarySearch, select the item to view the details.
  2. Under the Locations heading, click Place a Hold.
  3. Select the Library location you with to pick up the item from
  4. Press Submit.

Collecting your hold

Holds are available for collection from the holds shelf in the loans area of the Library you’ve selected as the pick up location. You’ll have 5 days to collect it. If you do not pick your holds in this time, the items will be placed back into circulation.

Canceling a hold

The option for canceling holds is in the Holds section of My Account on LibrarySearch.

If the hold you want to cancel is already available for a pick up, please let us know that you no longer need it. We can then re-shelve it or hold it for the next person.