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Set the default holding library code for MARC 21 records

You can change the default holding library code for your institution in the Preferences panel. The default holding library code is stored in Field 049 in MARC 21. The new default holding library code is applied to the next record that you create or edit.

The list of available locations is specific to the locations available for your institution. The default option is the default from the Holding Library Code list from the database. This code is for bibliographic records, saved work in-progress records, and local holdings records.

 Note: After setting a default holding library code, click Reset Form to restore original default settings.

  1. In the left navigation, click Preferences.
  2. From the Preferences panel, click Working with Records.
  3. For Default Holding Library Code (049), select a holding library code from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Save.