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Placing Holds link

Physical materials: Circulating items can have holds placed on them and can be sent to a specified Austin Public Library location for pickup. There is a 15 hold limit on a valid Austin Public Library card at one time.

Holds can be placed by logging into My Account using the Library Card number and the associated PIN/PASSWORD as long as the account is in good standing.

Holds not picked up or not canceled within the 10 calendar day hold period will be assessed a $1.00 fee per item. This policy was implemented to decrease the high number of unclaimed holds and the wait time for Library materials.

If the account the hold is placed on has a valid email address, an email notification will be sent when the item is available at the specified pickup location. To ensure our emails go to your inbox rather than a spam or junk folder, we strongly recommend that you add our notification email address to your Contacts and/or allowed sender list: If there isn't an email address on the account, the notification will be sent through the U.S. Mail.

eBooks, eAudiobooks & streaming Videos: The hold limit for Overdrive titles is 7. Once you are notified that an Overdrive hold is available, you have 72 hours in which to check it out.