Place a Hold?

How Do I Place a Hold?

To place a hold on a Library item, it is important that you login (www.tracpac.ab.ca) first with your Library card number and pin (usually the last four digits of your phone number).

  1. Click on Search. Select a method of searching (title, author, etc).
  2. Type in the search items you wish to use and click the "GO" arrow or press ENTER.
  3. Check the publication date before placing a hold where necessary - sometimes having the latest information is important. Also check the type of format available (book or audiobook on cassette, audiobook on CD, etc) and ensure that format is what you're looking for.
  4. Click on the item to view the list of available holdings. Check if your Library has a copy and whether or not it is available. If there is a copy available you can go to the Library and check it out without placing a hold.
  5. If your Library does not have a copy or it is checked out, click the request item button and follow instructions from there. If you wish to place more holds then click on "return to searching" otherwise "logout and return" if you have finished using TRACpac.

Example:

Author: Brown, Dan

Title: Angels and Demons

Once you have found the title you are looking for, click on the title to view information about the item, holdings available, format, etc.

Follow instructions as above for placing a hold. If you wish to display the items you have on hold and their status, go to My Account and select "Titles on Hold". Please remember to logout of TRACpac when you are finished.

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