Q. How do I pause my hold(s)?

Answer

If you don’t want an item you have requested to become available when you’re unable to pick it up, you can pause the hold. Pausing, or suspending, retains your place in line until you’re ready to resume. It’s useful if you have items on hold and go on vacation, or already have things checked out you haven’t finished yet.

► To pause a single hold

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. On the menu, click On Hold.
  3. Find the title you want to pause.
  4. Click the Pause hold button.
  5. Depending on the system your library uses, you may also be prompted to choose an end date, or a start and end date. Pick your dates, and then click Yes, pause holds.
  6. You’ll see the message “Successfully paused holds.”

► To pause multiple holds

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. On the menu, click On Hold.
  3. If necessary, filter your holds by clicking Not ready under the My Borrowing summary on the left of the page. On a tablet or smartphone, tap the My Borrowing button first to display the filters.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click the checkbox next to each item you want to pause
    • Click the checkbox above the items to select all of the items on the page.
  5. A bar appears at the bottom of the page. Click Manage items, and then click Pause holds. The number of items affected appears in brackets on the menu.
  6. Depending on the system your library uses, you may be prompted to choose an end date, or a start and end date. Pick your dates, and then click Yes, pause holds.
  7. You’ll see the message “Successfully paused holds.”
  • Last Updated Jul 22, 2020
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  • Answered By Sloan D.

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