Hi everyone, We are "beta testing" a new service it is called on-shelf or available holds. Here's the run-down. Normally you can place a hold on something that this currently checked out. Then the library calls you when your item arrives.
We are expanding the service a bit. Now you can place a hold on items that are checked in and we will pull those items for you and give you a call when they are ready. We will work in an e-mail notification system for those who prefer e-mail contact with the library.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If I place a hold on something that says it is checked in, when will it be ready for me?
A: We'll pull those items at library closing time and have them ready the following day, typically--however, wait for that call or e-mail message confirming it is ready so you don't waste your gas getting here only to find out it isn't ready for you yet.
Q: If someone puts a hold on the item at or around the same time I grabbed it off the shelf who gets it first?
A: The patron in the library may check out the item. The online hold will remain in effect until we are able to fill it.
Q: Why does the patron in the library get preference?
A: Because our system will not notify staff to pull the hold until closing time.
Q: Who should I contact with feedback?
A: Call Sam or Christopher at 789-0091
Thanks for helping us test out this new service. For a while it will be buyer beware. Once we get all of the wrinkles ironed out we'll let you know.
Thanks, Sam Passey, Library Director passey AT co.uintah.ut.us