How to Place a Hold

Placing a hold is an easy way to have an item from the collection brought up from the stacks and held at the Check Out desk for you to pick up. Once you place the request, please allow 24 hours for it to be filled. Once your item is ready, you will receive a notification email through your campus email address. If we are unable to locate the item, you will receive an email with instructions for how to borrow the item from another library via the library's Interlibrary Loan system.

Step by step directions:

  1. Search for available items using our Quick Search system, starting at the libraries homepage. Be sure to sign in if prompted in order to have the ability to place a hold.

    Primo sign in

  2. When you find an item you want, click on the title to see the item details. Under Availability, click on “Place Hold”

    Place hold button

  3. A short form will come up that allows you to write in any special instructions or notes. Click “Place Hold” once more to place the request.

    place hold submit

  4. Pick up instructions will be sent to your UTC email.