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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

501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Request or Place a Hold on a Book

Step 1:

Go to QuickSearch.

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:

Select either "Betty Sue Jessup Library" to have the book held at the front desk for you, or "Home Address" to have the book mailed to your house.

Screenshot of pickup location

If you select "Home Address," enter your address in the field below.  We cannot ship to a P.O. Box.  

Screenshot of home address field.

Click Request.  That's it!  We will email you when the book is ready for pickup or has been mailed to your home.



  • 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