Do your holds sometimes all come at once? Are you going on vacation, and don’t want to miss a hold during that time? Then, the MCPL catalog feature for suspending holds is for you! Suspending holds allows you to delay the arrival of holds for a time period you determine. You will continue to move up in position, but at the point you reach #1, your position will remain #1 until the suspension end date you selected.
I just had an interesting question from a patron that's been coming up a lot lately- "what's with the 14-day holds?". The Kearney staff knows it's not easy to read five items in fourteen days, especially if you've got other things to do during that same time frame. But, we wanted to let you know that there are options.
Did you know you can suspend your holds? It's really easy, and while you'll step out of the virtual line for a bit, you'll be put right back into place when you're ready. Just follow these steps:
(... to work and clock in and find it and scan it and deliver it and shelve it and you’ll read it or watch it or listen to it and…)
Last time we talked, I informed you of the fundamental responsibility of Pages, which is shelving books. This is what Pages do 95.345481% of the time -- give or take a percentage point here or there. Normally, there is always something to shelve; however, there are other tasks that Pages have.
If you regularly use our hold system, you probably noticed that instead of hand-written tags that identify who requested an item, objects now sport printed labels. Also, instead of using the first three letters of a customer’s last name, our new code employs the first four letters. Just like in our former system, the last four numbers of the customer’s library card follow these letters. Soon, all hold labels will be in this new format.
Moving Day! Ah, the dreaded words! Moving…can be Good…can be Exciting. But, it is always EXHAUSTING!
I just did my first move, or at least part of it. Last weekend, we moved my fiancé into our first apartment. Our wedding is next month, so he moved in early in order to get established. We moved in some of my things too, but the rest will wait until after the wedding.
As the vacation season approaches, all of the little details that precede and make for an enjoyable and relaxed vacation come to mind. Is there a way to not lose my position on the holds list while I am on vacation? Is there anything I can do so that my holds don't go back if I can't get to the branch in time to pick them up? How can I read the Star while I am out of town or even out of the country? Random, right? But nevertheless, important. There are some very simple solutions to these dilemmas that will make your life less complicated and truly relaxed for this summer season.