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Library Search guide: Holds and requests

Help with using Search, the Library's discovery platform

If an item you need is on loan, at another campus library or at the offsite store, you can place a request to have the item held for you at your nominated location. 

Request conditions

  • You must be a member and be signed in to request items. 
  • Some restricted items such as Reserve, Overnight and 7 day loan's cannot be requested
  • Some Items, such as thesis located at the offsite store cannot be requested. Please contact library staff to organise access.
  • If an item is on the shelf at your pickup location or campus, you are expected to retrieve it yourself. Assistance is available for patrons with disabilities.
  • If you have requested an item that is currently on the shelf, it can still be borrowed by other users until we collect it for you.

How to place a hold

The Place a hold in Search tutorial explains in detail how to request items.