How Do I Place A Hold On A Book?Presentation Transcript
How do I……place a hold on a book?
What is a “hold”?When you wish to sign out a book that ison the shelfORchecked out to someone else,you can place a hold on it.
If the book is on the shelf:o The Library staff will retrieve the book andhold it for you.o This is called an “on-shelf hold”.If the book is checked out:o It will be recalled and held for you.
To place a hold, go to www.eclibrary.caClick on Catalogue
Enter the title of the book you want.
The Item Information Record will tell you ifa book is on the shelf or checked out.
Click on one of the Place Hold links.
A login screen will appear.
Enter your login information (see next slide) andchoose where you would like to pick up the item.
User User ID PINStudents & Alumni of CanadoreCollege or Nipissing UniversityThe number on your Canadore orNipissing identification cardYour date of birth in MMDDYYformatFaculty & Staff of Canadore Collegeor Nipissing UniversityThe number on yourstaff cardAsk at the Circulation Desk for yourPIN, or call 705-474-3450 ext. 4222PALS & Community Members The number on your Library cardAsk at the Circulation Desk for yourPIN, or call 705-474-3450 ext. 4222Distance Education Students &FacultyPlease email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-655-5154 (chooseLibrary) if you would like a hold placed on a book.
Select an expiration date for the hold (a dateafter which you no longer need the book).
This tells you that the hold was placedsuccessfully.
On-Shelf Holdso Please note that on-shelf holds are retrieved atspecific times during the day, so the book youwant may not be retrieved immediately after youplace a hold.o If another patron picks up the book in themeantime, they may sign it out and the book willnot be held for you until it is returned.
When the book becomes available…o You will be notified, usually by phone.o The book will be held for you for 3 daysat the Circulation Desk.
You can also check your Library account tosee if your hold is available:o From www.eclibrary.ca, click on Catalogueo Click on My Accounto Select Review My Accounto Log in and click on Display User Information.
When the details of your Library accountappear, click on Holds.
More About Holds:o More than one person can place a hold ona book, so you will receive it based on theorder holds were placed.o A book cannot be renewed once a holdhas been placed on it.
Holds cannot be placed on:o Short-Loan or Reserve Books.o Non-circulating items such as Archivematerials and Reference books.
You cannot place a hold if:o Your account is blocked because ofoverdue materials or outstanding fines.o You have already placed the maximumallowable number of holds (7).
…then click on Cancel selected holds.To cancel a hold, log in to your account, andselect the hold(s) you wish to remove…
You will receive a confirmation message.
Need help with placing or cancelling a hold?Please come to the Circulation Deskor contact us at: 705-474-3450 ext. 4222 email@example.com
We’re here to help!If you need any assistance in theLibrary please come to the Info Desk!You can also contact us at: 705-474-3450 ext. 4221 firstname.lastname@example.org