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How does a hold work, for items currently available in the library or for items that are already checked out?

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STUDENTS - YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WHEN THE ITEM IS AVAILABLE

FACULTY - ITEMS ARE DELIVERED TO YOUR DEPARTMENT OFFICE

PLACE A HOLD ONLINE: (see instructions below)

→ Access the library webpage at lib.byu.edu→ Login (click the link in the upper-right corner)
→ Use the search bar to find items by title, subject, author, and more
→ Select item you want by clicking on the title
→ Click "Request Item
→ Click "Submit request"

HOLD FOR ITEMS CURRENTLY ON THE SHELF 

Notifies library staff to retrieve it

You will receive an e-mail when the item is available

Holds are typically ready for you in about 24 hours

Pick up at the Circulation Desk on Level 3

HOLD FOR ITEMS ALREADY CHECKED OUT

You will receive an e-mail when the item is available

Pick up at the Circulation Desk On Level 3

It could be as long as 3 weeks before the item is available

If we cannot fill your request quickly, we will email a link to request the item through Interlibrary Loan

REMOVE A HOLD

If you no longer need something you placed on hold 

To do this, login to your account

Click "CANCEL" next to the item in your REQUEST list

QUESTIONS?

Contact Holds (801) 422-5282 or library_holds@byu.edu

Answered by Lisa ReynoldsBookmark and Share

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