The book I need is currently checked out to someone else. Is it possible to place a hold on it, so I can borrow it when it is returned?


Yes! If you have not already signed in with your PFW credentials, you will need to do so. To do this, click on the Sign in link on the gold ribbon at the top of your results list or in the middle of the page for the book you want. 

Choose Mastodon Card Holder if you are student, staff, or faculty at Purdue Fort Wayne and Guest User if you are not, and log in with your proper credentials. 

Once logged in, navigate back to the book you would like to place on hold. Click on Request Hold in the Request Options in the middle of the page. 

On the pop-up box, it will prompt you to enter a start date and end date of the hold. This information is optional. You may enter the date that you would like the book, however this does not guarantee you will receive it by that date. If you need an item immediately, we suggest you request it through the library's Document Delivery Service

Click on Send Request in the lower right hand corner.

You will receive an email when the book has been returned and placed on the Hold Shelf for you. At that time, you can come to the library to pick up the item.


  • Last Updated Sep 15, 2021
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  • Answered By Debra Haley

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