Holds & Requests

Placing a hold on a book in the Library collection is like making a reservation. When you place a hold, the item is put aside for you to pick up at the Library where the item is kept.

How to Place a Hold

After performing a search the Library Catalogue, click on a title in the results list to see more details about the item. Once you have found the item that you would like to borrow, follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Place Hold button. screenshot of the place hold button in catalogue
  2. If you are not logged into the library catalogue you will be asked to log in with your MohawkID and password. screenshot of the library login box
  3. Once logged in and you've placed your Hold, enter your email address so we can notify you by email when your item is ready for pickup. Click the Submit button to finish placing the hold.

Editing a Hold

You can edit the items you have on hold at any time by logging into your account and clicking on the Holds tab. From here you can suspend, activate or cancel a hold. Click the checkbox for the item and choose an action from the drop-down menu.

screenshot of the hold editing box

How to Make a Request

It is important to us that we have relevant and useful resources for students and faculty in the Library. We welcome your requests and suggestions for additions – books, eBooks, videos, magazines and journals - to the Library collection. All requests must fall within our Collection Development Policy (PDF) and are subject to budgetary considerations. If we cannot find or afford something that you would like us to add, we will work with you to find a suitable substitution.

Before making a recommendation...

  • Check the Library Catalogue to ensure that the item is not available in the collection
  • Perform a search in the Library Databases to ensure that the article is not available in our electronic resources.

Purchase Request Form

Gifts and Donations

The Library welcomes gifts and accepts them with the donor’s understanding that the materials are evaluated by the same standards as purchased items. A donor form documents all donations. Lack of staff time for processing, age, format, topic, physical condition or copyright considerations is a determinant for adding donated items to the collection.

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