Hold requests (reserve a book)

If a book that you want is on loan you can make a hold request using Library Search. Once the item has been returned from loan it will be reserved for you for collection.

How to make a hold request

Log in to Library Search and go to the Locations/Requests tab. Click the Hold link next to the item you want to reserve. Please note that you can only request items that are already out on loan. Follow the simple instructions on screen or you can find more information at Library Help.

Frequently asked questions

Recalls and reduced due dates

When you first borrow an item it is loaned to you for the full loan period, unless it already has a waiting list, in which case the loan may be for one week only.

If another borrower requests an item you have on loan, a recall notification called "Due Date Change" is sent the day the hold is placed. This may reduce your original due date where this is practicable. Otherwise, it will remind you of the due date, which might even have passed, and alert you to the fact that it is required by someone else.

Overdue charges are applied on recalled books which are returned late.

If you try to renew your books on the day that they are due, or when they are already overdue, you may find that someone else has requested the title and your item will not be renewable. Consequently it is in your best interest to return or renew your books promptly.

Vacations

During the Easter, Summer, and Christmas vacations we still send out recall notifications to let you know if a book you have on loan is required by another reader. However, we do not reduce the due date of your loan.

Overdue charges are still applied if the book is returned after the due date.

Holds for Collection will still only be kept for five days.

Holds for Collection with other borrowers waiting in the queue may still only be loaned for one week.

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