How to Place a Hold
- From the Harris County Public Library Homepage
- In the catalog, search for the item(s) in which you are interested.
To do a basic search, enter your term(s) and click the Go button.
- At the results screen (you will see the copies available on this
screen), click the item in which you are interested to go to the item
- In the item record, click the Request Item button
to place a hold.
- Enter your library
card number and PIN and click Login.
- At the Request Confirmation screen, select your Pickup Location
from the pull-down menu (click the arrow to the right and scroll through
the menu to find your preferred branch) and click Request.
- You will get confirmation that your request has been placed.
- Click Return to Searching to look up more items.
How to Manage Holds
- To view items you have on hold, click My
- Enter your library card number and PIN and click Login.
- Click Hold Requests.
- You will now see your hold(s), the queue position (where you are
in the wait list) and the status.
- Click the check box(es) and click Cancel Request if you
no longer want the item(s).
- Click the check box(es) and click Change Status if you wish to suspend your hold.
To place holds you will
Your Library Card Number - The 14 digit number on your Library
Card which begins with 24028.
Your PIN (Personal Identification Number) – This is the
four-digit number you selected when you received your library card. If
you did not request a PIN number, a Request for PIN form may be obtained
from the circulation desk at your local Harris County Branch Library during
Computer Access – You can access the system at any Harris
County Branch Library or from your own computer with Internet access by
going to http://www.hcpl.net .
Currently there is a limit of 15 holds per library card.
**For the protection of your
confidential information, the library must require that each customer
who receives a PIN provide acceptable identification. If you forget your
PIN you may request it in person at the circulation desk or by calling
your local branch and providing acceptable identification. You can
also obtain your PIN by email .