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"Voyager" Basics: Request an Item/Place a Hold

All you need to know about the Library's online catalog: searching for books and DVDs, placing holds on items, renewing items, viewing your account, and more!

What are Holds?

You should place a "hold" if you want to:

  1. Borrow an item from another UH-system library and have it delivered to your home campus
  2. Borrow an item from your campus' library and have it "held" for you at the Circulation Desk until you can pick it up
  3. Ensure that an item that's currently checked out will be available to you upon its return

How Do I Place a Hold?

  1. Access Voyager
  2. Search for the item you want. Once you are at the correct bibliographic record...
  3. Click on "Get This Item" in the blue column to the right of the record.
  4. Click "login", then enter your UH username and password.
  5. Click on "Hold or Transfer this Item".
  6. You may choose the copy you want, although the system does try to select the closest available copy. Be aware that items from outer-island campuses will take significantly longer to get to Oahu.
  7. Choose a pickup location. Press "SUBMIT REQUEST".
  8. If the request was successful, you should see a message with that information.

Now...you wait! Most items from Oahu campuses take 4-7 business days to move locations. Once the item has arrived at the specified pick-up location, you will receive an automatically generated email notifying you that it's ready for pick-up. If the item is from your home campus, it will typically be ready and waiting for you at the Circulation Desk by the morning of the next business day.

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