How to Use the Catalog: Holds

What is a Hold?

If all copies of an item are checked out or if you want to transfer it to another library branch, place a hold. You'll get in line for the next available copy and can pick it up at any of our locations.

Hold Details

Place a Hold Online

  1. Log in to My APL.
  2. Find the item you want. See the Search page for tips.
  3. Click the green Place hold button.

    The book "Mexican Gothic" is not available. An arrow indicates the Place hold button.
  4. Choose a pickup location and click Confirm Hold. If you don't see your location, or if you don't have the option to choose a location at all, see Why can't I choose a pickup location for my hold?