Place Holds Online

CSULA students, faculty and staff can place holds on items checked out to other borrowers. If you place a hold on an item that is checked out, the current borrower will be notified to return the item promptly. This is called a recall and often it will change the original due date to an earlier date.

While it is usually quicker and easier to place a hold online, you can also request a hold to be placed in person at the Circulation Desk for books that are checked out. At the Circulation Desk only, you may also place a hold plus search for books you cannot find in the stacks.

When it is returned, you will be notified through the e-mail address we have on file. After you receive your e-mail notice, you can come to the Circulation Desk (1st floor, Library North) and pick up the item you requested.

Here’s how you place a hold on an item:

  • Start with the Library Catalog and look for the item(s) you want.

  • See if the item you want is checked out. Most items say "NOT CHECKED OUT" in the Status column and you can locate these items in the stacks. If it is checked out,
    you will see a due date (e.g., DUE 08-14-06 ) in the Status column.
  • If you want to place a hold on an item that is checked out, click on the Place a Hold button located on the display. This will take you to a new page where you can place a hold by entering your user information.
  • Enter the requested information and then click this button:Submit above Information to complete the request process.