Holds

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

Conditions

  • 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 pick-up location
  4. Press Submit.

Collecting your hold

We will email you when your hold is ready. You’ll have 7 days to collect it.

Holds are available for collection from the holds shelf in the loans area of the Library you’ve selected as the pick-up location. If you do not pick your hold within 7 days from the date of our email notice, the item will be put 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.