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HELP WITH HOLDS
HOW TO PLACE A HOLD

A current cardholder in good standing at the David A. Howe Public Library may place holds on most items in the STARCAT online public access catalog to reserve items that are currently checked out or are located at other libraries.

1. Click any Library Catalog link in our website.

2. Search STARCAT to find an item on which you want to place a hold. In the Results List or single item screen, click on the Place Hold link.

3. In the Login popup window, enter your library card number, your PIN (the last four digits of your home phone number), and click OK.

4. Double-check that your pickup location is correct. Click on Place Hold.

Holds may not be allowed on some items such as (NonCirculating Reference materials). Holds may be placed only by patrons of the owning library on some items (many New items). Check with your local library for more information.

You may not request or renew materials if you have outstanding fines or overdue materials. Contact the library to clear your account. 

Holds on our library's items are filled on the day following the hold request. Most holds on other library's items are filled in about seven days. Holds on popular items may take longer to fill.

5. After your hold is placed Click OK to return to the previous page.

Your hold request will go out to an owning library to be filled. When it arrives at our library, we will contact you so that you can pick it up.

You can use the Login or My Account links at the top right of any STARCAT page to place holds without entering your library ID number, PIN, and pickup library for each hold.

This page was last updated August 20, 2012.

David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: 585-593-3410   Fax: 585-593-4176   Email:
wellsville@stls.org