Placing a Hold

Why You Should Place Holds
If all the copies of any of the material you want are checked out, we recommend that you place a “hold.” This will prevent renewals on the item until your hold has been filled. When a copy is available, we will hold it for you, and notify you that it is available.

You may also place a hold if Racine’s copies are unavailable, but a copy is available at another SHARE library. Please make sure you designate your pick-up location if you are a Bookmobile patron. Once the material is available you will be notified when it has arrived.

How To Place A Hold
Use one of the Public Access Computers (PAC) when you are in the library. You will need your library barcode and PIN number.

Use the Library’s web-based catalog if you are not in the library. You will need your library card number and PIN. Instructions for placing a hold can be found in the General FAQ on the catalog.

Talk to a staff member at the circulation desk (636-9241), the Adult Services Department reference desk (636-9217), or the Youth Services Department reference desk (636-9245). You will need your library card number.

How We Will Contact You When Your Hold Items Are Available
The fastest way is via email or text notification. If you have an email account that you check regularly, you should add your email address to your patron account. If you need to change or add your email to your account please call Circulation at 262.636.9241 and our Circulation Staff will be happy to help.

Telephone notification is the next fastest way to be notified. We need your current phone number, including area code, for telephone notification to work. If you are not sure that the telephone number in your patron record includes the area code and is up-to-date, please contact the circulation desk at 636-9241 to check.

If you do not have an email or a working phone, we will notify you by U.S. mail. Please be sure that we have your correct mailing address by calling the Circulation Desk at 636-9241. You will need your library card number.