Answered By: Cathay Keough
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2019     Views: 2796

You can request items that are currently checked out from your library or are from another Delaware library by placing a hold online yourself  You just need your 14 digit lib card # and PIN. Here are instructions:

  1. Login to the catalog with your 14 digit library card number (no spaces) and P.I.N. (If you do not know your P.I.N. you can have it reset via the email address on your library account). 
  2. Once logged in, search for the item or items you wish to place holds.
  3. Place holds on these items by clicking on the "Place Hold" button in the list of items, or if you are looking at a particular item, click on the Place Hold link on the right side of the screen. You will be taken to the hold screen.
  4. You must select the library where you wish to pick up the item from the pull down list of member libraries. 
  5. Click Place Hold to finish.


Comments (2)

  1. What do all the statuses mean when a book is on hold? Went from Placed to Being Held. Not sure what that means, if it’s ready for pickup.
    by Sara on Oct 29, 2019.
  2. Hi Sara-Thank you for your great question! Are you seeing these statuses in the mobile app?
    Generally, "placed" means that a hold is placed on the title but is unavailable; "being held" means that the hold is available and ready for pickup at the library location you chose to have it sent to.
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    Delaware Division of Libraries
    by Missy Williams on Oct 30, 2019.