What if I don’t have several days, and I need it now?

If you need something right away, and the catalog says it is in a “Check Shelf” status, DON’T PLACE A HOLD! The quickest option is to call the library where the item is available (“Check Shelf” status) and ask for a “courtesy hold.” Staff will place the item on their holdshelf in time for your arrival. Some items in the collection may not be available as a courtesy hold, depending on local library policies.

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