Answered By: William Fontaine
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2017     Views: 83

Holds can be placed on items by (1) locating the item in the Library Catalog and clicking on the Request button, or (2) by contacting the Library Circulation Desk of your choice and asking them to place a hold on the item for you. If the item is checked out to another borrower, a hold request will initiate a recall. Rules regarding recalls are detailed on the Library web site.

Please note that your patron type determines which items you may request:


Faculty, Staff, & Students

Faculty, Staff, & Students can request items to be paged from any of Dartmouth's libraries, with the exception of items at Rauner Special Collections, the Jones Media Center, or for items that are designated "IN LIBRARY USE."

If a book is checked out, requesting a book will initiate a recall for the item from the current borrower. Detailed information on recalls is on the Library web site. One should keep in mind that it can be faster to get a book via Borrow Direct than to recall it.

Faculty & staff should place their requests by finding the item in the Library Catalog and clicking on the Request button. The system will prompt you for your Net ID and password, at which point you'll be able to select the on-campus circulation desk as the pick-up location. You will receive an email when it is ready for pick up. The book will be held for you for seven days.


Registered Borrowers

Registered borrowers can request books from the Dana Biomedical Library, the Matthews Fuller Health Sciences Library, and the LIbrary Depository. The books will be retrieved for you and delivered to the circulation desk of your choice for pickup.

Registered borrowers can also place a hold on items that are checked out to another borrower. Placing a hold on a book that is checked out will initiate a recall for the item. Detailed information on recalls is on the Library web site.

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