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 a Hold button.

    The book The Power is not available. An arrow indicates the Place A 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?