Answered By: Michelle Gravelle
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2018     Views: 132

You can request or place a hold on books from any of our libraries as long as the book is in the General Collection.

To do that:

  1. Find the book you want in our library search and click the title to open the record.
    Library search results showing a book title highlighted

  2. Log into your library account through the Sign in link on the yellow bar. If you've logged in previously this session you can skip this step.
  3. Click Request under the Get it heading. Request only appears when you're logged in. 
    Request options under the get it heading
    (Logged in but don't see a request button? The item may be on reserve.)
  4. Fill out the necessary information. Make sure you select the campus where you want to pick up the book.
  5. Click submit.

How long does it take, and how will I know when to pick it up?

How long it takes to receive a requested item depends on its location and whether there's travel time involved. In general:

   If the item is available at...    Then it usually takes*...   
   Your requested pickup campus    1 business day
   Another campus library and needs to be mailed       2-3 business days

   *If the book is currently available

When your book is ready for pickup an email will be sent to your My.Seneca email address. Pick up your hold items at the Library Service Desk at your requested campus.

You have 7 days to claim your holds before they are returned to the shelf or signed out to the next person in line.

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