NOTE: While new carpeting is being installed at the Oshtemo Branch Library, access to some materials may be unavailable. Thank you for your patience.

Reserve an Item

  1. Search for the material you wish to borrow. A list may come up showing items in a variety of formats.
  2. After you find an item you want, click the Place Hold button. (If you haven’t already logged in, you will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN.)
  3. Confirm your Pickup Library and click the Place Hold(s) button. A new screen shows you the item has been placed on hold for you.
  4. Click OK.

Please note: holds are limited to 25 items per cardholder. Reciprocal cardholders may have only three items on hold.

Processing Holds

  1. A report is created once per day for staff to collect the reserved items from the shelves. An item may be ready for pick-up in 1-2 days based on availability or may take up to 3 days to transfer items between branches.
  2. A Library notice is sent to you when the item is ready for pick-up. For faster notifications, provide the Library with your email address in the “Change of Address” form.
  3. Currently Central and the Oshtemo branch offer self pick-up holds. Items are filed alphabetically by your last name and include the last 4 digits of your library card number. Ask staff for your reserve at Washington Square, Eastwood and the Powell branches.
  4. Items are held on reserve for 7 days. After that time, they are returned to the shelves or fill another reserve.
  5. If an item is on reserve for another patron, it is not eligible for a renewal.