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How do I hold an item if it is already checked out?
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2014  |  1443 Views

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Holds: When an item is already checked out

When an item in the Library Catalog is unavailable because it is “In Process” or has a due date (signifying it is checked out), Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, and staff can place a hold on that item.

Placing a hold on an item means that you will be notified (by campus E-mail) when an item that you requested becomes available. You may pick it up at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor. If the item is currently checked out, we expect the item to be returned by the due date; however, we do not have direct control over when the current holder of the item actually returns it.

To place a hold:

Search the Library Catalog for the item you want.  The screen shots below are of an item record in a short display and in a long display.  Note that the item shows a due date in the status box (which means it can have a hold place on it).

screen shot of an item record in the Library Catalog

above: short display - click on the title of the item to get the long display:

long display screen shot of an item record in the Library Catalog

above: long display

Click on the “REQUEST ” icon towards the top of the long display to start the hold process:

Request Icon in catalog long record

Follow the instructions on the new screen (below) to enter your name, BroncoNumber, and Library PIN/Password.

screenshot of my library  account login screen

  1. Click on: Submit

  2. Choose one item from the list. (If there are more than one item).


  4. A message will prompt on the screen, “Your request for this item has been sent to the library”.(continue with old text)


If you are unable to place hold, please contact the Library Circulation Services for assistance:

Access Services
(909) 869-3075 

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