Answered By: Laurie Bates-Weir
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2018     Views: 320

You may reserve, or place a hold, for yourself online, or you may call or visit the library and ask library staff to reserve an item for you.

To place a hold yourself, you will need your library card number and PIN. Then follow these steps:

  • Search for the item you would like to reserve in the library catalog.
    (Only items listed in the catalog may be placed on hold.)
  • Verify that you've found the item you'd like in the correct format: print, large print, audio CD, etc.
  • Click the Request button for the item you would like to place on hold. Depending on your results, the button will either be on the right or at the top of the screen.

            It looks like this: "Request" button from SUNCAT

  • Enter your library barcode number and PIN in the appropriate boxes.
  • Click Submit
  • Choose a Pickup Location (1 of the 9 libraries) from the dropdown list.
  • Click Submit
  • Note the message on the screen to verify the request was successful.
    • If successful, you'll see: "Your request for [Title/Author] was successful. You will be able to pick up this material at [Pickup Location] when it is ready."
    • If not successful, you'll see "There is a problem with your library record. Please see a librarian." (Unsuccessful requests are often due to having already reached the maximum number of holds allowable which is 5.)

To request library staff to place a hold for you, please call (941) 861-1110 and have your library card number and the title of your request handy.