Answered By: Sharon Concannon
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2019     Views: 58

If you have a library card in good standing, you can place requests anytime using the Delaware Library Catalog, from any Internet-connected computer.  This is commonly called 'placing holds'. 

  1. To place a hold, first log in to the catalog with your library card number and PIN at:  (Note that you do not absolutely have to log in first but will need to at some point, so we'll start with that step to make it easier.)
  2. Find an item you want. When using the library catalog, you can limit your search for titles to a specific format such as DVD, audio books, or eBooks. Here is a step-by-step guide for finding a DVD using the catalog:

    Step 1: Go to the Delaware Libraries homepage.

    Step 2: Enter the movie title into the search box and click on the search button.

    Step 3: You will see all of the search results for the title including books, eBooks, audio books, and DVDs. To limit your search to only DVDs select "video" from the pull down menu on the left of the screen and click on the search button to update your results.

    Step 4: Your title will appear in DVD format and Blu-ray when available.

    Step 5: To place a hold on a DVD or Blu-ray click on the "Place Hold" link to the right of the catalog item, enter your library card number and pin and then select the branch where you would like to pick up your movie. The system will notify you when your video is ready for pick up.

    If you are looking for a particular entertainment movie or documentary, we're here to help, too!  Feel free to ask us online or in person anytime.

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