Answered By: Chris Shaver
Last Updated: May 01, 2024     Views: 1022

After locating your book in the Library Catalog page, such as searching for the title of the book, use the "Place Hold"* link on the book's online catalog screen to place a hold. You will be prompted to log into My Library Account (note there are two logins, login with your VT PID and 2-factor password is required for Virginia Tech Students, Faculty & Staff; see Figure 1 below). Books are pulled twice a day, in the morning and again late afternoons.


Figure 1.

If the book is located at another University Libraries branch location, you can place the item on hold and it will take a few days to process and relocate to Newman Library, or another University Libraries branch for pickup at the Services/Circulation Desk. 

Faculty/Staff can choose to have items delivered to their offices via Faculty/Staff Campus Delivery. Select this option, under Location, when placing your hold.

You will receive an email notification when your item is available for pickup at the Newman Services Desk located on the second floor of Newman Library, or at your designated branch library Services/Circulation Desk.

Books on Course Reserve are located at the Service Desk of the indicated University Libraries branch and often check out for a shorter period of time. These are available on a first-come first-served and cannot be placed on hold. 

NoteExtended Campus Users (faculty, staff, or students living outside the New River Valley counties of Montgomery, Giles, and Pulaski) may request delivery of materials through ILLiadVirginia Tech's interlibrary loan service. Select the "Extended campus users request via ILLiad" link from the item's online catalog screen for this service.

You can view additional information about this service on the library's Extended User page.

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