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How do I place a hold on books and other materials?

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2012  |  572 Views
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Please see our Placing and Managing Holds page for complete information on locating and requesting library materials.

If you do not pick up available holds within 10 days, they will be removed from the hold shelf and you will be charged $1 for each hold not picked up. 

However, if you cancel the hold before the 10 days have elapsed, you will not be charged.

You may cancel unneeded holds through your online library account or by contacting Ask-a-Librarian by email or by phone at 240-777-0001.

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Other Answers / Comments (2)

  1. Placing Holds and Requesting Materials link fails to work
    by Larry Woodmansee on Dec 07, 2011.
  2. It seems to be working for me now. It could have been a temporary interruption on the county's webserver that caused your problem. This is the link:
    Please let us know if you still have difficulties, and thanks for using the libraries.
    by Ask-a-Librarian on Dec 07, 2011.

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