Wouldn't You Know It, They All Came In At Once?
September 13, 2010
I placed holds on all of these really great books I want to read by my favorite authors. Some of them, I can only keep for 14 days. I’ll never read all 8 in 28 days, and I know I won’t be able to renew most of them because they are so popular and will be on a waiting list for other people.
Has this ever happened to you? You place a lot of holds and have maybe 20 or 30 on hold at a time. If they trickle in, that’s fine, but if several happen to come in at once, it’s a problem. Well, here is the way to solve it. You can suspend holds. This makes it possible for you to get those books in a more manageable manner, coming when you have time to read them. This is also good to use when you are going on vacation. There are two ways to do it. Here is how it works:
- Access your account by logging in using the View My Library Account link at the top right-hand corner of the page. Type in your library card number and pin number. Once in your account, go to the Holds page. Select which titles you would like to suspend and then scroll down and select the date you would like to receive your title. Click the Suspend box at bottom of page. You can call your local library branch if you need assistance with this.
- Visit or call your library branch and tell them what items you would like to have suspended and for how long. The only items you cannot suspend are those requested through WorldCat (outside our system).
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