How to place a hold

Through the Discovery catalogue

You can place holds on resources through the Discovery catalogue or with Library staff.

You can place holds on resources that are on loan or on shelf elsewhere.

To place a hold through the catalogue:

  1. Search for your resource
  2. Click on 'Retrieve catalogue item' (Only if searching through the Discovery catalogue).
  3. Click on ‘Place Hold’ in the column on the left-hand side.
  4. In the user ID field, type your student number. Do not enter 'bhi' or 's' before this. (Students with older IDs leave out the X at the beginning and omit the last three numbers.) 
  5. In the PIN field, type in your four-number PIN . This is usually the last four numbers of your student number, but can be set to any four number combination of your choice.
  6. In the 'pickup at' field, choose which library you would like to collect the resource from.
  7. Click 'Place hold'

If  you will be placing a number of holds, click on the Catalogue tab in Discovery, and enter your student number and PIN at the top of the screen. This means you do not have to provide your details every time you click on ‘Place Hold.’

We will contact you by phone or email when a resource is available for collection. 

Resources will be held for one week for you to collect.

Watch the clip below to see how to do it:

Last modified: Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 3:23 PM