How to place a hold

Choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.

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).

Sometimes a title is unavailable because another user has already borrowed it, the title hasn't been released yet, or, in some cases, because you've temporarily maxed out your checkouts for that type of content. If so, you may be able to place a hold on that title and receive an email when it becomes available.

Unavailable titles have grayed-out format icons in the top-right corner of their covers.

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

  1. Tap or mouse over a title, then select Place a Hold.

    Or, tap or mouse over a title and select more to open its details page, then select Place a Hold.

    If prompted, sign in.
  2. Enter your email address, then select Place a Hold.

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

Last Updated: 06 March 2020 08:58 AM