Holds

reference services

Can’t find the latest book on the shelf?  Looking for something we don’t own? Place a hold on it today and we will notify you when it arrives.

 

To place a hold:

*Sign in first (you will stay logged in until you log out)

  1. Click on “My Library Account”
  2. Fill in your last name and your library card number (on the back of your card)
  3. Click on “New Search” or the Minerva logo to find the item in the APL catalog.
  4. Click Request
  5. If you are finished making requests clickLog Out  to end your session.

*Search for a book first (you will be logged out after making your request)

  1. Find the item in the catalog.
  2. Click Request
  3. Fill in your last name and your library card number (on the back of your card)

Then wait to hear from us!Once we have the item, you will have 5 business days to pick up your hold or cancel it to avoid the $2.00 non-pickup charge.

**Looking for something not in the APL catalog?  Go to the box that says “Auburn Public Library” and click the down arrow.  Then change the location to “ALL MINERVA LIBRARIES” and submit.  If the title is at another Minerva library follow steps 2-5 above. If not, click the “search MaineCat” button to search other Maine libraries.

You may have five outstanding holds at any given time. 

Going on vacation and worried your hold may come in while you are gone? Too many books coming in at once? You can freeze your hold without losing your place in line.

Questions about holds? Call the Lending Desk for assistance, 333-6640.