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Library Service Desk

Temporary Holds

The temporary holds shelf should be used in the following cases only:

  • When the self checkout machine doesn't work properly after we close

  • When patrons want/need to leave our books with us temporarily and check them out later

If the books are not picked up after 48 hours, they are returned to the stacks. Any patron who wants us to hold books temporarily needs to talk with a student assistant or desk supervisor to have the hold slip filled out and signed. Do not allow patrons to simply walk over uninterrupted, fill out a slip, and place the books on the shelf without speaking to the desk supervisor or anyone else first.

We do NOT hold books for patrons for several days simply because they do not want to check them out. We do not have the space to hold books for more than a day or two for patrons.