How to suspend a hold

Suspending a hold lets you continue moving up on a title's wait list without the title becoming available for you. If you reach #1 on the wait list, you'll be in the first position to get the book once your suspended hold period ends.

For example, you might want to suspend a hold for a popular ebook if you're on a long wait list for it, but know you'll be unable to read it because you're in the middle of another title.

Use the steps below to learn how to suspend a hold.

Choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.
  1. In your library's digital collection, click or tap books icon, then select Holds.
    You'll need to be signed into your library to get to this page.
  2. Select Suspend hold beneath the hold you'd like to suspend.
  3. Choose the number of days you'd like to suspend your hold, then select Suspend.

Once you suspend a hold, you'll see a "Suspended until" notification next to the hold.

You can change or remove your suspension by selecting Edit hold.

  1. Sign into your Account in your library's digital collection.
  2. Select your Holds page.
  3. Select Suspend hold from the Options drop-down menu next to the hold you'd like to suspend.
    Note: The Suspend hold option is not available for all titles, like renewed titles.
    Suspend hold option in Options menu. See instructions above.
  4. Choose the number of days you'd like to suspend your hold, then select Submit.
    Suspend hold pop-up window. See instructions above.

Once you suspend a hold, you'll see a red "Suspended Until" notification next to the hold that shows how long it will be suspended. You can change or cancel your suspension by selecting [Edit].
Suspended hold notification. See instructions above.

Last Updated: 19 August 2019 02:06 PM