Search Requests and Holds

Placing a Hold on a Book Already Checked Out

  • Locate the book in PolyCat.
  • If it is checked out you may "Place A Hold" on it by clicking the green "Place a Hold" button.
  • Enter your last name and barcode number from your Cal Poly ID or Library card to reserve the book.
  • Placing a hold will generate a recall notice for the book, and reserve it for you when returned.

Requesting a Book You Cannot Find

  • If a book is not checked out and you cannot find it in the stacks, you may place a search on it.
  • Bring the call number, author and title of the book to the Circulation Desk and fill out a search request.
  • For either a recall or search, you will be notified by e-mail only.

Faculty Video Reservation for a Class

Faculty may contact Circulation, 756-5760 to reserve a video for their class use. The video will be placed on the hold shelf under their last name. Videos checked out or not-on-shelf will be searched by circulation staff and faculty be informed of its availability. For further assistance faculty may contact Judy Drake (756-5790).