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Placing a Hold on a Book

If the book you need is on loan to someone else, you can place a hold on it, so that when it next becomes available you will be notified and it will be kept for you in the Hold Request Collection Room behind the Library & IT Service Desk.

If the book you want is in high demand, you may be placed in a queue, but at least you know you will get access to the book once its your turn.

To place a hold on a book

  • Search for the book you need in the Library catalogue.
  • You will see from the results that the book is checked out to another user.

    ‌     Checked Out

  • Click on 'Request'. 
  • You can specify the date on which you want the hold to end by choosing a date in the 'Last interest date' field

Requesting a book from catalogue

  • Click on 'Hold' to place your request.‌‌‌ 
  • When the book is returned to the library you will receive a text message and email to let you know.
  • Note: your hold will expire after a certain number of days depending on the loan term for the item (this date is on the email you receive)
  • You should then collect the book as soon as possible in the Hold Request Collection Room behind the Library & IT Service Desk.
Hold Request Collection Room
  • If you no longer need a book you've requested, you can easily cancel the hold by logging into My Account in the Library Catalogue and clicking on 'Cancel' under Actions

Screenshot of Cancel button for holds

  • NOTE: If a copy of the item is on the shelf, you will not be allowed to place a hold. Please contact the Library & IT Service Desk for assistance if you cannot find a book that should be on the shelf.


Library and IT Service Desk, Library

Tel: +353 91493399