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How do I prevent holds being placed on items I do not want holds on?

Applies to
  • WorldShare Circulation 

Holds can be limited for specific patron types and material types within OCLC Service Configuration

  1. Navigate to WorldShare Circulation > Holds and Schedules > Hold Limit Policy.
  2. Click Create New.
  3. Add a relevant Policy Name and set both Verified Hold Count Limit and Unverified Hold Count Limit to 0 and click Save.
  4. Navigate to WorldShare Circulation > Holds and Schedules > Hold Limits Matrix.
  5. If you would like this policy to apply to a specific patron type or material format, select those from the drop-down. If you would like to limit all holds, select All and All for the Patron Policy and Material Format. Choose the Hold Limits Policy that was created from the drop-down and click Save.
  6. If you would like only specific Shelving Locations to be excluded from holds, configure the Collection Type Policy (Note: you can have multiple shelving locations on a Bibliographic record, this setting will stop particular shelves showing in the pull list when Title Level Holds are placed).
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