Saturday, June 15, 2013

Heading out of town and don't want a hold to come in for pick-up?

Have your holds suspended while you're on vacation!

If you're planning a trip or have a busy week this summer you may want to consider suspending your library holds until you return or have more time to pick them up. After all, you don't want to miss your turn with The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult or Academy Award winning Argo.

To check your requests and manage your holds, you need to log into your account. Click on "My Account" in the top right corner of any library webpage or "Log In" on the catalogue site, BiblioCommons. 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. 
  1. A calendar will appear where you can select the reactivation date.
  1. 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.  

Enjoy the sunshine!

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