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How do I request or place a hold on a book the library owns?

Search the library catalog and place a request.

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Betty Sue Jessup Library

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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Request or Place a Hold on a Book

Step 1:

Go to QuickSearch.
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Step 2:

Sign in to your account in the top right corner.  (Note: Only current students, faculty, and staff can place holds in the system.)

Screenshot of sign in link
 

Step 3:

Login with your myPVCC username and password. 

VCCS login page

 

Step 4:

Search for a book that you want.  Click the "On shelf" button on the right to limit your results to only those at are available in the library.

Screenshot of On Shelf link

 

Step 5:

Click the title of the book you want to request/place a hold.

Screenshot of link to a book record

 

Step 6:

Click the "Request" button under "Request Item."

Screenshot of Request button

 

Step 7:

Fill out the form with your address (no PO Box).  Then click the Request button.  While the library is closed, the library staff will mail you the book.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Screenshot of hold form

Tips!

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  • You can see a list of all your hold requests and books checked out by clicking your name in the top right corner, and clicking "My Library Account" or "My Requests."
    Screenshot of My Account link