Holds & Requests

request library items

There are many options to help you get the resources you need. Found the perfect book in the catalogue for your assignment? Place a hold on it and it will be waiting for you at the library! You can also request items for the collection.

Place an Item on Hold

A hold is like a reservation that you can place on books in the library collection. When you place a hold, the item is put aside for you to pick up at the campus library that you specify. You will receive an email when the hold is ready for you to pick up. It will be held for you for 3 days after you receive the email.

How to Place a Hold

There are 2 ways that you can place a hold. You can place a hold from the results list that appears after have you have performed a search. Click the Place Hold link. If you are not logged into the library catalogue you will be asked to log in.

example of how to place a hold from the result list in the catalogue

Or, you can click on a title in the results list to see more details about the item and then click the Place Hold link. If you are not logged into the library catalogue you will be asked to log in.

example of placing a hold from a catalogue record

Viewing Your Holds

To view your holds, log into your library account and click the "Holds" tab that appears upon login.

example of how to view your holds

Editing Holds

You can edit the items you have on hold at any time. From the Items on Hold screen, you can suspend, activate or cancel a hold. Click the checkbox for the item and choose an action from the drop-down menu in the top right.

example of how to modify a hold

Request an Item for the Collection

It is important to us that we have relevant and useful resources for students and faculty in the library. To that end, we welcome your requests and suggestions for additions – books, eBooks, videos, magazines and journals - to the library collection. All requests must fall within our Collection Development Policy (PDF) and are subject to budgetary considerations. If we cannot find or afford something that you would like us to add, we will work with you to find a suitable substitution.

Before making a recommendation....

  • Check the library catalogue to ensure that the item is not available in the collection
  • Perform a search in the library databases to ensure that the article is not available in our electronic resources.

To request an item for the collection, contact Meaghan Tyrell, Collection and Access Librarian.