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Holds management

Discover how to place and delete holds from bibliographic records, item records, and from patron accounts.

  Learn more in a training course: Placing holds

Available hold types - Table
Hold type description can be created by may also include can be fulfilled by
 Note: Assumes the item is allowed to fulfill the hold by your library's policies.
Title Patron wants any copy of this title
  • Patrons in WorldCat Discovery (Any Copy)
  • Staff in WorldShare Circulation
  • Hold From/Until Dates
  • Suspend From/Until Dates
  • Hold Note
  • Preferred Location(s)
Checking in an item for the requested OCLC number
Barcoded Item Patron wants a specific, barcoded item
  • Patrons in WorldCat Discovery (Specific Copies or Volumes)
  • Staff in WorldShare Circulation
  • Hold From/Until Dates
  • Suspend From/Until Dates
  • Hold Note
Checking in the requested item
Unbarcoded Item Patron wants a specific, unbarcoded item Patrons in WorldCat Discovery (Specific Copies or Volumes)
  • Hold From/Until Dates
  • Suspend From/Until Dates
  • Hold Note

Creating/locating a barcoded item that can fulfill the hold

Check in the system-generated item barcode to complete special request hold fulfillment

Special Request Patron wants a specific item but does not have enough information to make a selection Patrons in WorldCat Discovery (Special Request)
  • Hold From/Until Dates
  • Suspend From/Until Dates
  • Hold Note (required when submitted by the patron)
  • Preferred Location(s)

Creating/locating a barcoded item that can fulfill the hold

Check in the system-generated item barcode to complete special request hold fulfillment

 

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