Bank Street Library Blog

Placing a Hold on Books

Register First

You must be registered with the Library before you can place holds on books.

Place Your Hold

To place a hold on a book look for the Place hold link in the bottom left-hand corner of the Library catalog record. Make sure that you have registered with the Library first.
place a hold on a book in the catalog

  • If you are not already logged into the catalog, then you will be prompted to enter your login credentials:
    • your full Bank Street email address
    • if you are a parent use the email address you use to communicate with the School for Children
    • the default password is changeme (we encourage you to change it).

login in to the catalog to place a hold

  • Only adult patrons can place holds on books (i.e., graduate school faculty and students, parents, and alumni).
  • Patrons can have five active holds at anyone time.
  • Select Next available copy for faster service.
  • When a hold becomes available, the Library will send you an email.

  • When you have successfully placed a hold, you can either View My holds, or check Done.

Pick Up Your Hold

  • Items on hold will be placed in a fresh brown paper bag in the  old scooter parking area in the lobby vestibule.
  • You have five business days to pick up your holds.