Place a Book on Hold

Do you want to be the “next in line” to borrow a book that is checked out? Can’t make it to the library right away but want to ensure a book will be held for you? You may place holds on books you would like to borrow!

How do I place a hold?

Hold requests can be made by telephone, email or in person at the Library during regular library hours. Before requesting a hold, please check the Library Catalogue to be sure that you know the call number, author, and title.

Internet Place hold online by creating an account PIN. Login to the Library Catalogue to check due dates, place holds or renew items online!

Email icon Email us at and be sure to include both your student number and the complete call number of items to be placed on hold.

Phone icon Call us at (519) 452-4236

In person icon See us in person at the Access Services desk


*Please note that Course Reserve materials cannot be placed on hold.

Notification & pickup

  • You will receive and automated email when your item is available for pickup (Please make sure your email address in WebAdvisor is up to date).
  • Come to the Access Services desk with your FANcard to pick up your hold.
  • If an item is not picked up within 5 days of notification, the hold will be released back into the stacks or move on to the next hold request