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  • 1. How do I……place a hold on a book?
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. To place a hold, go to www.eclibrary.caClick on Catalogue
  • 5. Enter the title of the book you want.
  • 6. The Item Information Record will tell you ifa book is on the shelf or checked out.
  • 7. Click on one of the Place Hold links.
  • 8. A login screen will appear.
  • 9. Enter your login information (see next slide) andchoose where you would like to pick up the item.
  • 10. 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, or call 1-800-655-5154 (chooseLibrary) if you would like a hold placed on a book.
  • 11. Select an expiration date for the hold (a dateafter which you no longer need the book).
  • 12. This tells you that the hold was placedsuccessfully.
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. You can also check your Library account tosee if your hold is available:o From, click on Catalogueo Click on My Accounto Select Review My Accounto Log in and click on Display User Information.
  • 16. When the details of your Library accountappear, click on Holds.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Holds cannot be placed on:o Short-Loan or Reserve Books.o Non-circulating items such as Archivematerials and Reference books.
  • 19. 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).
  • 20. …then click on Cancel selected holds.To cancel a hold, log in to your account, andselect the hold(s) you wish to remove…
  • 21. You will receive a confirmation message.
  • 22. Need help with placing or cancelling a hold?Please come to the Circulation Deskor contact us at: 705-474-3450 ext. 4222
  • 23. 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