Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hold That Hold!

Winter Holidays are Heating Up!
The Ho Ho Ho Holidays are upon us! If you you are like me, you have been planning your holiday schedule for a long time now. But, have you thought about managing your library holds while you are away? You don't want to miss your turn with Notorious Nineteen or The Dark Knight Rises!  You may want to consider "suspending" your holds until you return or have more time to pick  them up. 

To check your requests and manage your holds, you need to log into your account. To do that, click on "My Account" in the top right corner of any library webpage or "Log In" on the catalogue site. You will need to enter your library card (or username) and your PIN. Your PIN is generally the last 4 digits of your phone number. Once logged in, go to "My SPL" and click on Holds to view a list of your requests.

To Suspend a Hold:
  1. To change the status of a request, click in the checkbox next to each title, and then click the Suspend button. 
  2. A calendar will appear where you can select the reactivation date.
  3. Cancelled and suspended holds are each shown on separate pages. You can reactivate suspended holds at anytime from the Suspended page.
While in the catalogue, you might also want to ensure the items you have out are renewed to prevent any annoying late fees.

Did you know that you can be notified about your holds by email?  To set this up call the library at 519-271-0220 or ask the next time you are in.  

Have a wonderful holiday season full of great reads!

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