Q. How can I guarantee I'll get reserve materials overnight?
To guarantee you'll be able to take a reserve item out overnight, place a hold for three hours before closing.
- Sunday - Thursday: place a hold for 8:00 pm or later.
- Friday and Saturday: place a hold for 6:00 pm or later.
You may still check the item out any time after 5:00 pm (Sun-Thurs) or 3:00 pm (Fri and Sat) if the item is on the shelf and has no other holds.
Each hold only guarantees a three-hour spot; consequently, placing a hold for 5:00 pm on a weeknight would allow someone else to place a hold for 8:00 pm or later.