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How do I place a hold on an On Order item?

Applies to
  • WorldShare Circulation

The order must be placed through Acquisitions before the hold can be placed on the item.

  • To have the hold display in WorldCat Discovery:
  1. In the Acquisitions module, click on the Orders drop-down menu, and click on Orders.
  2. Search for your order, and click on the name of the order to open it.
  3. Click on the title of book.
  4. Tick Show item when ordered under Display in WorldCat and Save.


  • To place a hold on an On Order item in WorldShare Circulation:
  1. Search for the item in Circulation > Discover Items.
  2. Click on the item title.
  3. Click on Holds.
  4. Click on Create Hold Request.
  5. Search for the patron by entering their name and clicking on Find.
  6. Select pickup branch and pickup location.
  7. Click on Save Changes.
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