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Updated: June 14, 2004

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How to Place Holds in NEWCat

Place a "hold" to get on a waiting list if the item you want is checked out or at another library. Your local library will mail you a notice when the item is available for checkout. Some libraries are providing email notification service. If you are interested, please contact your local library.

  1. First, enter the Library Catalog.
    From outside the library you will need to enter your library card number and the first four letters of your last name at the "Login to NEWCat" screen. (If your last name is shorter than 4 letters, or has an apostrophe, see a staff member at your local library.)

  2. Find the item in the Online Catalog using either Keyword or Browse Search.

  3. Click on the Item Title link.

  4. Click on Hold Title (on the left side of the screen). A new window will open.

  5. Type your library card number (with no spaces) and the first 4 letters of your last name.

  6. Click on Next >.

  7. Change your pickup location if necessary and click on Place Hold.

  8. Click on Return to Search after your hold has been committed. The hold window will close.

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