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Placing a Hold

In order to offer the best service to all customers, resources available through Yakima Valley Libraries are distributed throughout a wide geographical area. Any circulating item can be reserved for personal use by a customer, regardless of location. Such a request is called a "Hold."


To Place a hold (request) on an item
  1. Search the library catalog for the item
  2. Click on the Place Request link under the title information.
  3. Click in the Barcode Number window and type in your barcode number.
  4. Click in the Password window and type in your password.(If you have forgotten your password, call your library)
  5. Click on the down arrow next to the Pickup Library window and select the library branch where you'd like to pick up the book.
  6. Click on Submit Request
  7. Or ask a staff member to help you

When you are logged into your library account you can display the requests you have made. Requests can be suspended, reactivated, or cancelled while in your Patron Account Requests view. For each item, the requests view displays the format and title of the item, the pick-up library you designated, and the status of the request. You can also get more detailed information about each request. The following statuses are common listings: