The placing of hold requests in respect of materials is a benefit offered to Members of the Desert Foothills Library Association. A Member is a patron who has donated a minimum of $40 individually or $70 as a family in the current fundraising year. This is a very useful benefit and we encourage all patrons to become a Member.
A hold request can be placed from a patron’s online account or in person at the Library. Patrons will be notified by email and/or by telephone when a requested item is available. The item will be held at the Circulation desk for a period of 7 days from the date it becomes available. If the item is not collected by the end of the 7-day period it will be passed on to the next patron with a hold request or re-shelved in the Library.
To place a hold in the Library, patrons should ask for an Item Request Form at the Circulation desk. Simply complete the form and hand it to an employee or volunteer at the desk.
To place a hold online, you can visit either the Library Catalog or log into your Library account.
If using the catalog, search for the item required to see if it is available. Alongside each item in the catalog you will see a “Place Request” button. Click this button and you will be prompted to log in to your Library account. Once logged in, you can click the button, “Submit Request”. The item is now on hold request for you. You should receive a confirmation on the screen that your request has been placed.
If placing a hold from your account, first log in. Click on “Catalog Homepage” and select “Home” from the drop down menu. Enter details of the item for which you are searching in the box shown. Once the correct item is displayed click the button marked “Submit Request”. On the next page shown click “Submit Request”. The item is now on hold request for you.