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Library Catalogue Help: Placing, Viewing and Cancelling a Hold

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Short Loan Collection Bookings

If the item is located in Short Loan Collection use Short Loan Collection Bookings.

Are there fines for late returns?

Yes, we have to ensure that the library stock is returned in a timely fashion. Read about fines.


Holds can be placed on books which are out on loan. When books are returned they are placed on a trolley in the Short Loan area. You will then be notified that you can collect the booked item.

How to place a Hold

  • Find book in Library catalogue
  • Click on Request/Hold button
  • Login to My Library Account
  • Select I have a deadline for this material and enter a date after which you do not need the item 
  • If there is more than one copy, select the item you wish to place a hold on
  • Click on Submit
  • Log out of your Account by clicking on log out at the top of the screen
  • You will receive an email when the book is available for collection
  • Items can be collected from the trolley in the Short Loan area marked "Reserved Items for Collection". The book will have a slip with the first four letters of your surname and the last four digits of your student number.

If you place a hold on a long loan item, the current borrower will be asked to return the book within 1 week.



Viewing and Cancelling Holds

To see a list of holds you have placed, click on Holds, you will see a screen similar to the one below. Select the item you wish to cancel and click on Cancel Selected. To cancel all holds click on Cancel All.