49.11. Hold Policies

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  1. A user with LSA privileges can view your library's hold policies. Changes to hold policies can be requested through the Sitka support team.

    Select AdminLocal AdministrationHold Policies.

  2. Select your library from the drop down list after Context Org Unit.  

    The first screen provides a summary view of each hold rule for your library, and more detail can be seen by clicking on the individual entries.


    The Hold Policy for each library or library system defines who can place how many holds on what types of materials. It also defines whether the library's materials can be used to fill holds picked up at other libraries. Hold policies are usually defined by a combination of the Requestor Permission Group (eg. Public Library Users, Public Library Staff etc.), item attributes like circulation modifier (eg. books, juvenile-collection etc.), and library (user home, items' owning and circulating library) with additional parameters of maximum holds and whether a hold can be placed at all. Transit Range defines where the library's materials can go to fill holds.

  3. Select the individual hold policy for viewing by double-clicking on the desired row.  

    In the below example, Public Library Users are able to place holds on BELK library’s items of any circulation modifier and pick up these items at BELK library. They can have up to a maximum of 20 holds.

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