Using Lists to keep track of items you want to request

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. OverDrive items can still be requested through this site and other digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

This page explains how you can use Lists to keep track of items you wish to request when this function is eventually re-enabled.

To create a List you must be logged in to your Library Catalog Account. Click Log In or Register ( on mobile devices) in the upper right-hand corner. Then enter your library card number and PIN and click Log In.

How to Create a List

  1. In the upper right corner, click Account ( on mobile devices) and then Lists.
  2. On the left side of the page under Lists click Create New List.
  3. When prompted, enter a name for your new list and click Create.
  4. Your new list will appear under Lists on the left side of the page. You can click the name of your list to open it.

How to Add Items to Your List

Items can be added to a list from either the item detail page or the search results page. The process is the same in either case.

Note: If you want to add an item from a grouped entry in search results, you must first click Show Formats and Editions to expand the grouped entry.

  1. Click the blue Cart/Lists button to the right of the title and cover image for the item you wish to add to your list. A dropdown menu will appear showing the names of all your lists.
  2. Select the list you want to add the item to. Tip: From here you can also create a new list to add the item to by clicking New List...

How to Request Items from a List

Once the ability to place holds has been restored, you will be able to request items from your list individually or in bulk.

Placing Individual Requests

  1. From the Lists page, select the list you want to place holds from on the left side of the page under Lists.
  2. Click the blue Request button to the right of the item title and cover image. You will see a confirmation message if your request was successfully placed.

Placing Bulk Requests

Note: If you are placing a large number of requests (more than 50) we suggest that you make them in smaller batches of 50 or less to avoid errors.

  1. From the Lists page, select the list you want to place holds from on the left side of the page under Lists.
  2. Select the check boxes to the left of the items you want to request OR if you want to request all the items on your list, click the blue Select All button at the top of the list.
  3. Click the blue On Selected button at the top right of your list and then select Request from the drop down. You will see a confirmation message if your requests were successfully placed.