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Holds at the Library!!

Does Baldwin Boettcher not have the book you are looking for?  Is this book at one of our other locations?  Did you know you may place a hold on that item using your library barcode and pin number?  Then what happens?  Everyday the libraries are searching for a list of books that need to be pulled from the shelves to fill your requests.  If the item is requested by one of our Baldwin Boettcher customers, the item stays here.  If the item is requested by a customer from another branch then the item goes to the other branch.

What Will You Be Reading This Summer?

Have you picked out your summer reading yet?  Whether your summer vacation plans include beach reading or required school reading, now is the time to start thinking about selecting and requesting books that are new, popular, and in high demand.  Many of us enjoy reading the same books, so don’t wait until the last minute to request Lone Star,

Spring Break & Library Requests

Spring BreakIf you have requested a library item from another branch and you realize that it is likely to arrive when you are out of town, you can suspend your request until a more convenient date, without losing your place in line.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account,” log in with your library card number and PIN, and click “hold requests.” Next to “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you want the hold to reactivate, put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend and click the “change status” button.  That’s it.  Your requests will automatically reactivate on the date that you chose.  Feel free to talk to the staff about suspending requests.

Vacation Causing You to Miss Your Library “Holds?”

VacationIf you have requested a library item from another branch and you realize that it is likely to arrive when you are out of town, you can suspend your request until a more convenient date, without losing your place in line.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account,” log in with your library card number and PIN, and click “hold requests.” Next to “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you want the hold to reactivate, put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend, and click the “change status” button.  That’s it.  Your requests will automatically reactivate on the date that you chose.  Feel free to talk to the staff about suspending requests.  [Cl

Can’t Pick Up Your Holds Before the Deadline?

CalendarHopefully, you already know that you can request items from other HCPL branches and have them sent to your branch for you to pick up.  If you realize that an item you requested is likely to arrive when you are unable to pick it up, you can SUSPEND your request until a more convenient date.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account” and log in with your library card number and PIN, click “hold requests,” and put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend.  Under “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you

Aldine's Hold Shelf Has Moved

Envelopes hold items requested by customersAs a you know the Aldine Branch installed new self checkout machines for customers to enjoy. They have been great for those who just want to grab a book off the shelf and go. To make things even better the library has moved customers' holds to the floor for easy access. That means if you want to come and get the items you ordered and want to avoid any lines at the information desk, then just head over to the self checkout machines.

RESERVE YOUR FAVORITES TODAY!

 

Is there a favorite movie or book that you can't ever seem to find on our shelves? Ask us to help you place a "hold" or "reserve" on this title for you. After we walk you through the steps once or twice, you'll be able to place your own holds on the titles that interest you. Reserve your favorites today!

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