If the book or other item you want is checked out or owned by another library within the Library’s catalog consortium (LINC), you may place a hold on the item. St. Charles Library cardholders may have up to 20 holds at any time and will be notified when an item is available to pick up.
To request items, use the online catalog and follow the steps below.
1. From the Search Results page, click the white “hold” hand on the left side.
2. Type in your library card number (no spaces).
3. Type in your PIN. Click Login.
4. Click Submit Hold.
5. Click Return to Search Results.
IMPORTANT: When finished, close your account by clicking LOGOUT in the toolbar.
Interlibrary Loan for Items not in our Catalog
Requests for materials not in the LINC catalog, may be made:
Checking Your Holds
Login to My Account and click Review My Account to see your items on hold. Items coming from outside of our shared catalog will not be listed here until they are available. You may cancel selected holds from this page.
Suspend Selected Holds
Handy if you’re going to be on vacation, you can temporarily suspend your holds for a specific time. While your holds are suspended, they will continue to move to the top of the line, but they will not be filled until you reactivate them or the "Suspend until" date is reached. Login to My Account then "Review Account" and look for the "Suspend Holds" button.
Picking Up Your Holds
Items are held for you in the holds area next to the Circulation Desk. Look for the first 2 letters of you last name then the last 5 digits of your Library card bar code.
Questions about your holds? Ask Us!