How to place a hold

Sometimes you can't borrow a title immediately, usually because another user has already borrowed it or the title hasn't been released yet. If the title's not available, you may be able to place a hold on that title and be notified by email when it's available.

Titles that can't be borrowed immediately have banners saying "Wait list" or "Coming soon" along the top of the cover image.

Wait list and Coming soon banners along the top of titles that can't be borrowed immediately.

To place a hold on a title, follow the steps below.

  1. Click or tap Place a hold under a title (or on its details page).
  2. If you've already provided your email address to your library's digital collection, the hold will be placed automatically.
    If there isn't a saved email address for your account, enter and confirm one when prompted. Then, select Place a hold.
    The place a hold form. See instructions above.

When the hold is available for you, you'll get a notification and can borrow it from your Holds page (under books icon).

Last Updated: 06 May 2021 11:26 AM