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Holds

Most titles in PPLD's collection can be placed on hold. You will need to place a hold if the title is checked out or if it's available but at a different location.

How to Place a Hold

  • Search the Catalog for the title.
  • On the results list, there will be a "Place Hold" button to the right of the title.
    • OR you ca click on the title and the "Place Hold" button will be on the right in the details window. What's neat about this is you can see the number of holds and the number of copies.
  • If you are logged into the Catalog, you will be prompted to select a pick-up library.
  • If you aren't logged in, you will be prompted for your library card and PIN as well as the pick-up library.
  • Click "Place Hold" and then "OK" and you're good to go.
  • Your Library and Digital Holds can be viewed in the Holds section of “My Account.”

How to Suspend a Hold

You can suspend Library holds that are not available yet. You still rise up the hold queue when the hold is suspended, but it doesn’t become available until the “unsuspend” date.

Here's how you do it:

  • Log in to My Account.
  • Click on the Holds tab to view Library holds.
  • Select the title you'd like to suspend and click the "Suspend Hold(s)" button at the bottom of the list.
  • Enter the start and end dates for the suspension.
  • To cancel your hold suspension, select the title you'd like to unsuspend and click the "Cancel Hold Suspension(s)" button at the bottom of the list.

Comments

Hi,
We do send emails when holds are available, when items are due, and at 1/2/4 week overdue intervals. If you are not receiving the email notices, we may not have your email address or may need to correct it. Please check with library staff to verify the email address. They can also initiate further troubleshooting to verify that notices were emailed if the email address is correct.

How can I find what dates I've set for each suspend hold on my account?

Hello!
If you view the holds tab in your online account, the suspended items will have a little calendar icon to the left side of the book jacket image for the title. Hover over the calendar icon with your mouse and the suspended dates will display just under your cursor.

Hi there. Library cards expire every three years. To reinstate your card, please bring photo ID and proof of address to your nearest library location.

I get this message when trying to place a hold (ebook): "eResource has encountered an unknown error while placing your request."
I deleted an ebook I had on hold and tried again and was able to hold the item; however, when trying to place another ebook on hold I received that message again. Is there a limit to the number of ebooks that can be placed on hold?

The limit for holds on Overdrive is 30. If you have less than 30 holds, but are still having trouble placing items on hold, please contact us. The phone number for help with Overdrive questions is (719) 884-9800 x6300.

I'm going out of town for longer than the 3 day period to download an ebook. I've tried to find the answer but not finding anything in regard to ebooks. Is there a way to suspend ebook holds while I'm away?

Hi there. We're sorry, Overdrive doesn't offer hold suspension. Perhaps this will be a feature eventually, just not at this point. Hope this helps.

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